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 when she won individual gold and mixed team gold at the European Para Championships in Saint Jean De Monts, France.
In addition to her medal achievements, Jo has shot a number of world records, her most recent at the Rio 2016 selection shoot in which she scored 144 for a 15 arrow pass at 50m, breaking her own previous world record of 141.
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 and asked if she could have a go and hasn’t looked back since.
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