Ryan poses at the range

Ryan Cockbill

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Aldridge, West Midlands

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    SH2 /SH1

Athlete main content

Ryan Cockbill made his Paralympic debut at London 2012, five years after taking up the sport and he will be competing at his fourth consecutive Games in Paris. He secured a quota place after winning gold at the New Delhi World Cup in March.

He originally tried a number of different sports at the Stoke Mandeville Games including Wheelchair Rugby but he was immediately drawn to shooting. Cockbill acquired his disability of tetraplegia after an accident at a pool party celebrating the end of GCSE exams.

In the lead-up to London, he was a carrier in the Torch Relay through his hometown of Aldridge in the West Midlands before competing both the 10m Air Rifle Standing and Prone SH2 events.

His best Paralympic finish came in Tokyo with eighth in the final of the R9 Mixed 50m Air Rifle. But more recently, he has enjoyed medal success on the world stage in 2022 where he claimed an individual bronze in the R4 10m Air Rifle standing event before striking gold in the team 10m Air Rifle SH2 event with Tim Jeffery and James Bevis.

Outside of shooting, Ryan is an Aston Villa fan.

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