US Navy veteran and Jacksonville resident wins gold in Paralympic games

Jacksonville man wins gold in archery

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The 2016 Paralympic Games are set to wrap up on Sunday, and one local competitor will be coming home with a gold medal!

US Navy veteran and Jacksonville resident Andre Shelby won gold in archery on Wednesday-- winning by just one point!

It's Shelby's first games, and he actually entered the competition as a number 12 seed.

He was also the 2015 Parapan American Champion in archery.

Following his big win, Shelby spoke with WorldArchery and said, "It’s unbelievable, I’ve worked really hard. This has been a goal of mine for about four years now. Things have really come together with my teammates helping me out. Just to take this back home with them and share it with them is a joy." 


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