John Cavanagh

John is a four-time Paralympian, with an archery career spanning over 25 years.

He describes his finest performance as winning gold in the men’s individual compound (W1) at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. He also won silver in Beijing.

At London 2012, John reached the quarter-finals where he met American John Fabry, an American archer who finally got the better of the Englishman, who had previously beaten him in the semi-finals in both Athens and Beijing.

John trains with Maiden Bowmen and Royal Richmond Archery Club.

In addition to his sporting achievements, John was awarded a Masters Degree in Information Technology from Kingston University in 1992. He was also awarded a BSc Hons in Botany from Imperial College in 1977.

Major results

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
Men’s individual compound (W1)
Silver
2004 Athens Paralympic Games
Men’s individual compound (W1)
Gold
2014 Para-Archery European Championships 2014, Notwill, Switzerland
Men’s individual compound (W1)
Silver

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