Whitehill Archers have glory in their sights

Tuesday 12th April 2022 6:00 am

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WHITEHILL ARCHERS hosted their two-day ‘March madness’ record status competition after a two-year break because of the pandemic.

A total of 77 archers from across the country took part in the first event of its kind this year.

Day one (March 19) was a world record status event with various distances depending on the age and gender category of the archers.

Tamas Gasper claimed the World Archery double 50-metre world record in the Paralympian category.

Young star Oliver Wicks, 15, claimed the World Archery double 50-metre world record as a cadet and junior; the World Archery double 50-metre European senior record and the World Archery single 50-metre European record as a cadet and junior.

He claimed the European Double WA50 Senior record after a very close contest (1251 v 1249) against James Annall.

On day two, James Annall set a new UK record for the St George round.

As usual, food was provided on both days and four judges were in attendance and on both days we concluded with a raffle and prize giving which was glass-engraved trophies for winners from each category (21 over two days) plus silver and bronze medals for the runners-up.

The weather was fantastic and the atmosphere excellent as this was the first time many of us have been able to get together on an archery field.

Report by Mike Daborn


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