Issy Bailey

Issy Bailey is set to make her Paralympic debut in Rio after a rapid ascent through the ranks in recent years.

After the former hockey player was involved in a car accident in June 2013 she was introduced to the sport of shooting as part of her rehabilitation. She quickly rediscovered her competitive spirit and in March 2014, just a few months after she first picked up an air pistol, she represented Great Britain for the first time at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Szczecin, Poland.

Away from the range, she enjoys playing wheelchair rugby and played her first game with Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club just a year after her injury. She also enjoys playing badminton with the Devon Racqueteers and has also won her fair share of medals in that sport.

Her preparations for Rio coincide with the end of her studies at the University of Exeter, where she has been studying for an undergraduate degree in English.

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