May 26, 2024

Cameron Radigan is the 2024 European Para Champion

Great Britain returns from the European Para Championships with five medals, including a title win for Cameron Radigan.

The week-long Championships in Rome saw GB come home with two gold and three bronze medals.

Cameron Radigan became the recurve men’s open European Para Champion, a career first for the Scottish archer. In his finals match against Slovakia’s David Ivan, both of them brought their A game. With a 26 end to finish, Cameron took the match from four all to a 6-4 win.

Cameron said: "I was calm and looking forward to the final. During the match it got really warm, really fast. Luckily, we implemented my cooling routine very quickly so I was able to perform at my best. This is the first individual international gold medal I have won. I would like to thank all the staff, my family and my friends for all their hard work and understanding."

VI 2/3 archer, Nick Thomas, added bronze European medallist to his growing list of achievements. He defeated his Belgian opponent in the final with a 7-1 win.

Nick told us: "Stunning venue to shoot at, although very nerve racking. I really enjoyed the experience. To win the medal with Marie, my wife, supporting me, makes it extra special."

Phoebe Paterson Pine earned herself two medals this trip, the first being a bronze with Nathan Macqueen in the compound open mixed category. The second ranked Brits faced the fourth ranked duo from Italy. Phoebe and Nathan gained an ample head start from the first end, and they were able to maintain their lead until the end of the match to win 147-132.

Two matches later, Phoebe returned to the stage with Jodie Grinham for the compound women’s open doubles. The two women shot against the Polish team who ranked in fourth to GB’s second. Both teams were tied on 63 apiece after two ends, but the British women fought to secure the bronze medal with a 139-131 win.

Cameron joined teammate Dave Phillips back on the finals field for the recurve men’s open doubles gold match. Opening with two consecutive ends of 37 points, the duo paved their way to a 5-1 win over the team from Italy.

Coach, Charlotte Burgess, commented on Cameron and Dave's performance: "They know how to support and communicate each other's needs. This only comes with the amount of time they have committed and trained together. I couldn't be happier."

Our Partners & Sponsors

Follow us

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

OK, got it.