Kevin Du Toit rows in the lead stroke seat for the LTA mixed coxed four.

Du Toit represented South Africa at Beijing 2008 and subsequently became eligible for Ireland - courtesy of an Irish grandparent.

His South African team came second in the B Final at the Beijing Paralympics.

Du Toit’s experience will prove crucial to the crew’s chances at London 2012.

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: 33

Hometown: London, UK

Disability: dysmelia

Sports classification: LTA