Jess Stretton

Jess Stretton

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    Compound Women Open

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Stretton won gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the Women’s Individual Compound W1 at just 16-years-old - the youngest archer at the Games.

She also claimed gold in the mixed W1 event alongside John Walker and Jo Frith. The following year she was made an MBE for her services to archery. Since Rio, Stretton has changed category – she now competes in the Compound Open and claimed individual silver in the 2019 World Para Championships in the Netherlands, setting a new world record in the process.

She also won bronze at the World Youth Championships the same year. Stretton is from Hemel Hempstead and is an avid reader.

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Women’s Individual Compound (W1): Gold

2019 World Para Archery Championships, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

  • Women’s Team Compound (Open): Silver
  • Women’s Individual Compound (Open): Silver

2017 World Para Archery Championships, Beijing, China

  • Women’s Individual Compound (W1): Gold
  • Mixed Team Compound (W1): Gold

2016 European Para Archery Championships, Saint Jean De Monts, France

  • Women’s Individual Compound (W1): Silver

2015 World Championships, Donauschingen, Germany

  • Women’s Individual Compound (W1): Bronze

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