Based on her continued progress, clear evidence and positive performance indicators, on the 10th April 2012, Jess was named in the GB Boccia alongside Jacob Thomas and Scott McCowan.
Their first competition was the ‘London Prepares’ Test Event at the Olympic Park in early May, where Jess and her playing partner – seventeen year old fellow talent recruit Jacob Thomas were to defeat the pairs ranked 1, 2 and 3 in the World (and others) to win the competition and send a message to the boccia world that the British BC3 Squad are genuine contenders.
Further camps and a domestic competition followed before Jess and the rest of the Boccia squad selected for the Games (a squad of nine, chasing seven medal events) travelled to Porto for the Portuguese Masters. The BC3 Pair tried out some new things but did not progress as well as hoped, still taking two medals in the individual event, with Jess losing only to former Paralympic Champion and World Cup winner Paul Gauthier from Canada.
via Jess Hunter – the road to London 2012 (part 2) | Be Active Win Gold.