Ed Fuller

Ed Fuller

Rower - Para-Rowing Squad
Club: Molesey BC
Height: 186cm
Hometown: Exeter

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Intro

Ed was diagnosed with haemophilia, which affects the blood’s ability to clot, as a child

Bleeds into his ankle joints when he was aged nine and 11 meant that he had to use a wheelchair for a time to keep the pressure off his feet and although he tried hockey, swimming and cycling, it was rowing, which he had seen at the 2012 Olympics, which proved the perfect fit.

From the early beginnings of trying out a rowing machine at an after-school club to going out on the water with Exeter Rowing Club, Ed found a sport which he could excel at. Ed enjoyed victories at the prestigious National Schools’ Regatta before joining the GBRT Para Rowing programme in 2022. Ed now has three World Championship medals (two in the PR3 Mixed Four and one in the PR3 Pair) and has his sights set on the 2024 Paris Paralympics.

Alongside his sporting successes, he had to deal with his condition, which requires him to inject medication into his arms every other day to help his blood clot, make him less likely to have bleeds and bruises and also reduce his pain. It took him about 18 months to get it right, as he was terrified of needles and he kept missing the vein, but now it has become second nature to him.

He is very motivated by winning and being a successful athlete and is inspired by fellow haemophiliac, Alex Dowsett, who has achieved amazing things in cycling.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Result Boat
2024 World Cup III
Poznan, POL
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 WorldRowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 WorldRowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold PR3 M2-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold PR3 Mix4+
2022 World Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Cup III
Poznan, POL
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
WorldRowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
WorldRowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Result:
Boat:
PR3 M2-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Result:
Boat:
PR3 Mix4+