Torchbearer Jane Karla’s silver at Para Pan American Champs

6 June 2016
Lausanne (SUI)
A Paralympic hopeful who won the Toronto 2015 Para Pan American Games, Jane recently carried the Olympic torch when it arrived in Brazil.

Jane carried the Olympic Torch on 5 May in Goiania, where she lives, one week prior to making the able-bodied national team for the first time to travel to the Medellin 2016 stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup.

In Colombia, Jane Karla Gogel finished 17th, losing to fifth seed Lily Chanu Paonam from India in the first round.

The Brazilian para archer has high hopes for a first appearance at the Paralympic Games on home soil.

At the end of the month, Jane Karla competed in both the Pan American and Para Pan American Archery Championships 2016 in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the able-bodied event, she again lost in the first round for another 17th place finish.

The para competition was more successful as she was defeated only in the gold medal match, by Canada’s Karen Van Nest, 139-135, collecting a continental silver medal.

Jane Karla started archery in 2014 and made her international debut the same year. She was previously an international para table tennis player.

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