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para women
JANE KARLA GOGEL
1
Gogel became Para Pan American Champion in 2018 and travelled abroad to compete in events in Dubai and Olbia, winning both of those, too. The former Paralympic table tennis player cemented her position as a leading compounder up to second in the para world rankings.
Match Wins: 82.00%
Average Arrow: 9.32
World Ranking: 2
JO FRITH
2
A reliable member of Britain’s strong W1 contingent, Frith was rewarded with her third consecutive European title in 2018. She has won the event ever since the classification was introduced in early 2014.
Match Wins: 100.00%
Average Arrow: 8.74
World Ranking: 1
MERVE NUR EROGLU
3
The silver medallist at the last two European Para Championships, Eroglu is ranked number four in the world in the recurve woman open’s division.
Match Wins: 75.00%
Average Arrow: 8.29
World Ranking: 4
MILENA OLSZEWSKA
4
Following a silver in 2014 and a bronze in 2016, Olszweska finally collected the individual title at the European Para Championships in 2018. She beat Merve Nur Eroglu in the final.
Match Wins: 92.00%
Average Arrow: 8.39
World Ranking: 2
WU CHUNYAN
5
It was a dramatic revenge for China’s Wu at the Asian Para Games in 2018, where she beat two-time Paralympic Champion Zahra Nemati to the recurve women’s open title. Nemati beat her in the final of the 2016 Paralympics.
Match Wins: 100.00%
Average Arrow: 8.44
World Ranking: 9