Top Of the Medals Table!
Sixteen of our top para archers headed out to Dubai to take part in warm weather training - and some will be heading home with a little extra luggage!
Great Britain topped the table on the final day of the third Fazza International Archery Championships with a total of four individual medals – two golds, a silver and a bronze – plus two international team gold medals, one silver and a bronze.
Nathan Macqueen battled his way to a two-point win over top seed Alberto Simonelli to take compound gold while Jess Stretton cruised to a seven-point victory over Finland’s Jean Pierre Antonios to claim the W1 crown. Teammate John Cavanagh was just beaten to bronze by Slovakia’s Peter Kinik.
Compounder Jodie Grinham will be coming home with a silver medal. She came within five points of making it a hat-trick but could not quite get past the on-form top seed, Brazil’s Jane Karla Gogel. And Phoebe Pine finished a very creditable fourth after losing the bronze match to the second seed, France’s Julie Chupin.
Individual recurve bronze was won by Hazel Chaisty. She was edged out of the chance of gold, losing a tough match against Iraq’s Zaman Al-Saidi 6-4.
But there was another medal for Hazel – and this time it was gold. She and Paul Browne won a hard-fought battle to take the recurve international team title, beating second seeds Ahmad Jaffry Jamaluddin of Malaysia and Latvian Ieve Melle 5-3.
In the compound competition the team of Phoebe Pine and Julie Chupin were just edged into the silver medal position by Brazilian Joaquim Soares De Oliveira Jr and Azrul Abdul Rashid of Malaysia. And Ben Edwards and Brazilian Andrey Castro vanquished the top seeds, Canadian Kevin Evans and Iraq’s Abbas Al-Dulaimi, in the battle for bronze.
You can find all the results here.
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