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COCKBILL Ryan
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthBirmingham, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aldridge, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried shooting at the 2007 Spinal Unit Games in Stoke Mandeville, England.
Why this sport?
He tried a number of sports at the 2007 Spinal Unit Games in Stoke Mandeville, England. "This was where I first tried target shooting. Off the back of this I decided to take up shooting as a hobby. I visited my local gun range twice a week. I quickly started to take the shooting more seriously and entered local shooting competitions. This was where I found a buzz for competition and wanted to compete more often."
Name of coach
Pasan Kularatne [national]
Training Regime
He trains for up to 35 hours a week. "My training day routine consists of a two to three hour training session at the shooting range in the evening. In the daytime my time is taken up with physio. I do stretches, use a standing frame and do weights and cardio work, all a few times a week."
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Szczecin, POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, watching movies, watching television. (disabilityhorizons.com, 19 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (disabilityhorizons.com, 19 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, be dedicated, and push yourself." (disabilityhorizons.com, 19 May 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Paralympic Shooter of the Year and given the Paralympic Performance of the Year award by British Shooting. (britishshooting.org.uk, 04 Dec 2017)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. His leg of the relay was in Birmingham, England. (birminghammail.co.uk, 13 Jul 2012)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair rugby for Wolverhampton Rhinos in England. (paralympics.org.uk, 24 May 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (disabilityhorizons.com, 19 May 2016)
Impairment
In 2006 he sustained a compression fracture of his spine after diving into a paddling pool at a garden party at his friend's house. His injuries resulted in tetraplegia. (expressandstar.com, 22 May 2015; expressandstar.com, 01 Nov 2013; trct.uk.com, 28 Apr 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in England. (midlandsairambulance.com, 05 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
17 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 598
21 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 592
Qualification 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 629.9
Qualification 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 633.3
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
26 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
8 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 123.0
17 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.9
26 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 605.8
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 188.6
3 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 189.5
  2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.1
2 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 210.2
2 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 212.1
22 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 623.0
5 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 146.8
1 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 211.2
2 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 210.5
4 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 167.5
4 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 168.2
3 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 189.4
3 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.7
2 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 251.8
1 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.5
20 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 614.8
7 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 145.5
3 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 225.2
5 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 188.2
3 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 232.1
7 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 135.5
5 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 187.8
8 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 95.3
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 145.2
19 2013 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 629.0
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
4 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
9 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
4 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 252.9
3 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 234.1