Anne-Marie McDaid rows in the bow seat for the LTA mixed coxed four.

As a product of the Paralions talent identification programme, McDaid has played a key role in the crew’s success since her arrival in 2009.

The team secured fifth place in the 2010 World Championships in New Zealand.

Their fifth-place finish at Slovenia’s 2011 World Rowing Championships means that they will become the first Irish boat to compete at a Paralympic Games.

Age: 47

Hometown: Ramelton, Donegal

Disability: multiple sclerosis

Sports classification: LTA