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JESSON Ben
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthRedhill, ENG
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
47 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 566
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 620.5
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 146.8
3 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 186.2
36 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.6
9 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.8
12 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 613.4
23 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.8
23 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 605.1
25 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 617.4
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.4
14 2013 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 612.4
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
16 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 607.2
17 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.0