Jo enjoyed medal success on her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, winning silver in the women's individual compound (W1) and helping ParalympicsGB to secure a historic 1-2-3 on the podium. Later that same day she won gold in the mixed team compund (W1) alongside team-mate John Walker.
Jo First started competing internationally in 2014 when she won mixed team gold at the Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic as well as becoming European Champion in Notwill, Switzerland.
In 2015 Jo won individual silver and mixed team gold at the Para World Championships in Donauschingen, Germany.
Jo added to her medal haul in 2016 as she completed her preparations for Rio, winning individual gold and mixed team gold at the European Para Championships in Saint Jean De Monts, France.
Jo, who also competed in disability swimming, first got involved in archery when she saw her local club training in the sports hall after she had finished a training session in the pool. She thought it looked fun, asked if she could have a go and hasn’t looked back since.
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