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Ben Jesson

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Crawley, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Customer Service
Languages
English
Higher education
Marine Biology - University of Aberdeen: Scotland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 during his first year at University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
Why this sport?
Of all the sports available at University of Aberdeen, shooting piqued his interest the most. "I found that the sport was not only thrilling, but mentally challenging in ways I had never experienced before."
Name of coach
Pasan Kularatne [national]
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Alicante, ESP

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never diminish your own abilities. Always try to the best of your own abilities, and never give up." (lloydstsblondon2012.co.uk, 29 Feb 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in archery at university level in Great Britain. (paralympics.org.uk, Sep 2012)
Impairment
At age 15 he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which affects the nerves and muscles below his knees. (dorset-ortho.com, 02 Aug 2012; crawleynews.co.uk, 30 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-04 47
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 38