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Brown declares herself out of Paralympics

Double Paralympic champion archer Danielle Brown will not compete at any future Paralympic Games after failing to overturn a ruling saying she's no longer eligible for disabled events.

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Danielle, who won gold at both the London and Beijing games, has complex regional pain syndrome which gives her chronic pain in her feet. But after a classification test at the world championships last November, World Archery deemed her disability did not affect her performance.


Silver for Brown

Danielle Brown at the Paralympics London 2012 Credit: PA

Great Britain`s Paralympic archery champion Danielle Brown has won silver as she starts her World Cup career in Tokyo. Brown who is from Lothersdale near Skipton was a late call-up to the tournament after the withdrawal of Olga Bosch. Jamie Van Natta took the main prize.

Brown, a Paralympic gold winner at both Beijing and London became the first female archer with a disability to compete in a non-disabled World Cup Grand Final. She took up the sport at the age of 15 after she was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy.