Sam Scowen /

Sam Scowen






Sam is one of Britain's finest Paralympic rowers. She was born with a missing growth plate in her left leg and a flat hip socket and has undergone 18 operations, including five major leg lengthenings.

A change in classification means that she can no longer partner Swansea's James Roberts who has since switched to sitting volleyball in order to compete at the Paralympic Games. Together, the Scowen and Roberts pairing took gold at the 2009 World Championships.

Without a partner, she was unable to race the 2010 season but she was back in 2011 with Nick Beighton. Racing at the first World Cup of the season in Munich, they took bronze. A promising start.

Samantha completed a Foundation Diploma at Thames Valley University and has a general interest in music and film.   She has a big interest in coaching and hopes to have a career in it in the future.