Brain, 46, began rowing in late 2012 after a career in athletics. Brian has been in two regattas coming 2nd in the Queensland Masters states single skull race and 4th in the Masters Double Skull.
Brain Harvey has presented Australia in the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, achieving a gold in Javelin and won a bronze medal in Discus at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics and set world records for Javelin in 1999 at the Cerebal Palsy World Games in Australia and Czech Republic.
After graduating the Police Academy in July 1984, on the way home Brian was in a car accident with a truck and suffered horrific injuries and was not expected to live, however Brian is a survivor.
Brian competing with the Queensland swimming squad for a short time, however his body did not allow him to pursue this sport, so at a Sporting Wheelies Come and Try day, Brian was tricked into trying out Javelin by a small girl and threw the Javelin further on his first try than the Gold Medalist in Korea. The next day, Brian had a coach and his career as a field athlete had begun.
Brian was successful as a field althete and although he retired in sport, he is currently progressing in rowing which shows the motivation that Brian possesses.
Brian started to row in late 2012 after being invited by a long time friend and current coach, John Cox. John believes Brian’s rowing technique is always improving and his motivation proves that if he continues to progress he will have a great future as a Pararower.
Brian has been in two regattas coming 2nd in the Queensland Masters states single skull race and 4th in the Masters Double Skull.
Brian will give the advice to other athletes to try, try and try again and his favourite motto is a man who never makes a mistake, never makes anything.
Brian also has a wife and kids and was a keen member of the Queensland Government “Get Active” program where he went to schools and spoke to children of the importance of daily exercise for fitness and health.