Bevis poses with his rifle

James Bevis

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Hereford / Devon

  • Date of Birth

    07/08/1976

  • Classification

    SH2

Athlete main content

Bevis already has a Paralympic medal to his name, having won bronze in front of the home crowds at London 2012. Tokyo 2020 will be his fourth Games; he competes in the SH2 class and medalled in London in the mixed 10m air rifle prone event.

The 44-year-old took up Shooting Para sport in 2000 – although he first tried shooting targets at just seven years-old in his grandmother’s back garden. He is also a keen cyclist and a self-confessed fitness addict – during last year’s lockdown he cycled the equivalent of John O’Groats to Lands’ End on a turbo trainer in his garage - the challenge took him eight days.

The Devon-based shooter – originally from Hereford - won silver at the 2019 World Cup event in the UAE, rounding off the year with team gold and bronze alongside Jeffery and Cockbill at the 2019 World Championships.

Major results

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • SH2 mixed 10m air rifle prone - Bronze

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