Andy Houghton

Rower // Para-Rowing Squad
Date of Birth: 4th Jun 1981 (43 years old)
Club: Maidenhead Rowing Club
Hometown: Newbury

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Andy Houghton returned to the GB Rowing Team in 2017 to take on the challenge of racing the PR1 single sculls in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In a strong start to his Paralympic campaign, Houghton placed a creditable fourth at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota.

He took up rowing after attending a Paralympic talent day in Mile End, London, and became a member of the GB Rowing Team para squad in 2009.

Houghton earned his first GB vest at the 2009 Varese International Regatta, winning a silver medal in the men’s AS single scull behind fellow GB rower and Paralympic Champion Tom Aggar.  He followed this with a silver medal at the Munich World Cup.

Houghton continued to win medals at World Cup regattas in 2012 and 2013, before taking a break from international rowing.

Having returned in 2017, Houghton rowed to an impressive fourth place at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton over the new distance of 2,000m.






On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2018 6th PR1M1x
2017 4th PR1M1x
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Championships:
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2013 Dorney ASM1x
2012 Munich ASM1x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2013 Dorney
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2012 Munich

Beyond the Boat

A keen sportsman from a young age, Houghton played at Hungerford Rugby Club for a number of years as well as racing Motocross.