Name: Jazmin Almlie-Ryan
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Classification: R4 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2), R5 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2, Falling Target Rifle SH2)
Height: 5-1
Weight: 165
DOB: 12/22/1981
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: University of Houston ’06, Biology
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – 38th (R4 10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2), 59th (R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2)
  • Years of participation: 2014
  • Top finish: 38th (R4 10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2) – 2014
Personal: Almlie-Ryan was playing wheelchair basketball at an adaptive sports tournament in Houston, when her final match was cancelled. The event also had an air rifle competition where the winner would get the opportunity to attend a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She entered and won, and decided to pursue shooting. At age 18 her spinal cord became affected by progressive myelopathy, which resulted in paralysis in her lower back and her needing the use of a wheelchair at age 22. The condition also affects her hands and arms. Derives much of her inspiration from her daughter, Rebekah, who was born in July 2015....Daughter of Richard Almlie and Brenda Case…Married to Matthew Ryan…Has one daughter, Rebekah…Hobbies include playing all wheelchair sports.