When the Australian Paralympic Team competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Jonathon Milne could never have predicted that four years later, he would win Australia’s first Paralympic medal in Para-archery in 32 years.

Three months after the Games, while the Australian Team was still revelling in its gold medal glory, Jonathon dove under a wave at Avoca Beach, NSW, and clipped his forehead on a sandbar. He was paralysed immediately.

Para-archery was a natural fit for Jonathon, who had always enjoyed an active lifestyle, and in 2015, he let the world in on one of our best kept secrets – Australia was on its way to delivering its first Para-archer to a Paralympic Games in 12 years.

At the 2015 World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany, Jonathon faced Paralympic and world champion John Stubbs (GBR) in a bronze medal showdown. Although Jonathon fell just short of the podium, …

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Date of birth
25 January 1986
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Tetraplegia
How acquired
Diving accident
Blaxland, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a bronze medal in the men’s individual compound Open at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Shooting a 10 on his last arrow to win bronze in Rio

Favourite quote
It's not over until it's over


  • Sport: Para-archery Discipline: Individual compound Classification: W2

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