At London 2012, James competed in his second Paralympic Games where he won bronze in the R5 10m air rifle prone mixed SH2.
Having shown an interest in target shooting from a very young age, James contacted Disability Target Shooting Great Britain in 2006 to see how he could become more involved in the sport. Keen to start competing, James’ enthusiasm translated into strong performances on the range and he entered his first competition at the British National Championships in June 2006.
James acquired important competitive experience when he made his Paralympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games where he finished 19th in two events. In subsequent years, he continued to progress through the rankings and win medals at international level, securing a direct quota place for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
In London, James won Britain's first medal for ParalympicsGB in the shooting events when he took bronze in the R5 10m air rifle prone mixed SH2. James qualified for the final after scoring a maximum 600 points in qualifying. In a highly competitive final, James just missed silver in a sudden death shoot-off with Frenchman Raphael Voltz, to win his first Paralympic medal.
Heading into Rio, James has now been representing Great Britain in the sport for 10 years and has won medals in over 70 events.
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