Erik Horrie is a five-time para-rowing world champion and two-time time Paralympic silver medallist.
Wheelchair Basketball was where Horrie began his sporting career. He was a member of the Australian National Team, the Rollers, with whom he won gold at the 2009 IWBF Oceania Championships.
In 2011, Horrie switched to rowing and that year won a bronze medal in the PR1 single scull at the World Championships. In 2012, he competed at his first Paralympic Games in London where he won silver. Since then Horrie has won back-to-back PR1 M1X World Championship titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and again in 2017 and 2018 where he broke his own world’s best time. Returning to the Paralympic arena in 2016, Rio Horrie again bagged the silver medal.
In 2014 Horrie was presented with the World Rowing Para-Rowing of the Year Medal by the international governing body, FISA.
Horrie is a member of the NSWIS Athlete Advisory Group.