Jess Stretton

Jess got involved in archery through a Wheelpower Junior Games camp she attended in 2012.

She made her international debut in 2015 and started 2016 on a high by setting a new world record and claiming silver at the Fazza International Para Championships in Dubai.

Aged 16, Jess made her Paralympic debut in stunning style, winning gold in the women's individual compound (W1). On her way to the top of the podium, Jess had to defeat team-mate Vicky Jenkins in the semi-final before she went on to face fellow Brit Jo Frith in the gold medal match. Jess won with a score of 137-124, Frith took silver and Jenkins went on to win the bronze medal match.

The clean sweep on the podium was a first for both Team GB or ParalympicsGB since 1996, when it was achieved in Lawn Bowls.

Away from the Paralympic stage, Jess' career highlights include individual bronze at the 2015 Para World Championships, individual gold at the 2015 Para World Ranking Tournament in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic and individual gold and team bronze at the 2015 Para World Ranking Tournament in Almere, Holland.

In addition to her sporting achievements, Jess is an avid reader.

Major results

2016 Rio Paralympic Games
Women's individual compound (W1)
Gold
2016, European Para Championship, Saint Jean De Monts, France
Women’s individual compound (W1)
Silver
2015, World Championship, Donauschingen, Germany
Women’s individual compound (W1)
Bronze

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