Paralympic Champion Stretton breaks 4 world records

11 juillet 2017
Lilleshall (GBR)
The winner of the women’s W1 category at Rio 2016 shot a record-setting 1440 Round in July.

Rio 2016 women’s W1 Paralympic Champion Jess Stretton shot four world records during Great Britain’s junior national championships on 1 July, posting a new best score of 1347 points on the 1440 Round – 34 more than the previous mark – and records at the 70, 60 and 50-metre distances.

“I can’t believe my performance. I was thrilled to have a message from my coach telling me I had broken the four world records and I hope to continue shooting to this level at future tournaments,” said Stretton.

The 36-arrow distances records can only be broken as part of a full 1440 Round.

Jess shot 332 points at 70 metres, 350 points at 60 metres and 325 points at 50 metres. The 30-metre women’s W1 world record (347) remains in the hands of British teammate Jo Frith, who also owns the 15-arrow world-best mark at 144 out of a possible 150 points.

Great Britain dominated the W1 categories at their introduction to the Paralympic Games in 2016.

Stretton won women’s gold, Frith silver and teammate Vicky Jenkins bronze; John Walker won the men’s W1 individual competition and, paired with Frith, the Brits also came away victorious in the W1 mixed team event.