Archer Vicky Jenkins added to ParalympicsGB team
Archer Vicky Jenkins will make her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 after she was added to the team-sheet for ParalympicsGB today.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has received confirmation that an application to the International Federation for Archery for a bipartite place for Jenkins has been successful.
As a result Jenkins will become the 11th athlete selected for the sport of archery and will compete in the W1 compound competition.
Originally from Malvern in Worcester, Jenkins started competing in Archery in 2010 and has progressed quickly through the ranks to win a 2014 European Championship Silver medal in the individual W1 competition.
"I’m looking forward to experiencing my first Paralympic Games in Rio." Vicky Jenkins
Speaking today, she said: “I’m very proud to have been chosen for the bipartite place and to represent my country. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me on my journey and helped me to achieve this. I’m looking forward to experiencing my first Paralympic Games in Rio and competing at the highest level of my sport.”
Penny Briscoe MBE, Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB said:
“Vicky has showed fantastic progress over the last few years and I am very pleased that she will be joining the rest of the archery team at the Paralympic Games. This squad has been incredibly competitive and she only narrowly missed out on the first round of selection, and this successful bipartite application is a recognition of her development.
“I wish her the best of luck in these final days of preparation before flying to Rio with the rest of the team.”
Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 183 from 16 sports.
Selected athletes are:
Home town: Malvern, Worcester
Main training base: Lilleshall, Shropshire