Dan Greaves, fighting for the gold since his 2004 discus win in Athens, plans to break the 60m (196’ 10”) mark and beat the current record holder Jeremy Campbell with a throw of 60,05m (197′ 0″). With a personal best of 59.85m (196’ 4”), this is not at all out of reach. Greaves stated, “Everyone wants to see how far they can throw, how fast you can run or how far you can jump. It’s like an unknown quantity that you keep striving for to better yourself. I believe I can be a consistent 65m+ (213’+) thrower and I’m doing everything in my power to make that dream a reality”. Training three times a day, he is working vigorously to do just this.
Greaves’ most recent competition on May 27 at the Bedford International may have had horrid winds but he fought through with a solid throw of 57.98m (190’ 2”). This event followed his performance at the Loughborough International May 19, throwing 58.44m (191’ 8”). The IPC World Championships and the London Anniversary Games in July are a couple of his upcoming competitions to follow.
Dan Greaves competes in the F44 category for lower leg amputees and/or restricted disabilities. Over the years he has acquired four Paralympic medals, three world championship gold medals, and three European golds.