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JOSS John
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthUtrecht, NED
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Carina, daughters Aurelia and Helena
Residence
Fort Mitchell, AL, USA
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Fort Benning, GA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
A soldier told him that the US Army Marksmanship Unit had started a Paralympic programme and that they were recruiting new shooters.
Club / Team
US Army Marksmanship Unit: Fort Benning, GA, USA
Name of coach
Chuck Platt [national], USA
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by USA Shooting. (theoutdoorwire.com, 02 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He lost a part of his right leg after being involved in an explosion while serving in the US Army in May 2007 in Iraq. He was riding in a vehicle which was caught in an ambush and hit by an improvised explosive device. (teamusa.org, 09 Jul 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He serves in the US Army Marksmanship Unit. He joined the army in 2004 and has served in Iraq. (US Army Marksmanship Unit Facebook page, 24 Apr 2018; usashooting.org, 15 Feb 2016; teamusa.org, 09 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 618.8
5 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 141.4
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
29 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.4
22 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 605.2
15 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 613.2
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627
17 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.1
45 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 621.1
16 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.2
21 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.5
2 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 203.8
24 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.6
9 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 614.9
13 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 629.9
5 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 140.7
10 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.8
3 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 227.0
2 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 245.5
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1