John won gold on his Games debut at Beijing 2008, where he also shot a Paralympic Games record for 12 arrows, scoring 117 out of a possible 120 during his 1/16 elimination match against America’s Eric Bennett.
John first got involved in archery in 1998 after he attended an open sports day and he has been competing ever since. He has also competed in several other disability sports, representing England in disability cricket between 1995 and 1998.
Amongst his achievements in competition, John was World Champion in 2005 in Massa Cara, Italy. John also set a FITA Para-Archery World Record in 2010 with a score of 696, as well as men’s compound world record of 702 in 2014. Subsequently, at the 2011 World Championships in Turin, Italy, he competed in the Compound Mixed Team event with Danielle Brown, moving their own world record from 151 to 154 points for a 16 arrow pass.
In 2013 John became individual and team World Champion at the World Para Championships and is currently ranked number two in the world.
At London 2012, John reached the 1/16 round to finish 9th.
He was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to archery.
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