March 12, 2024

Double bronze for GB in Dubai

Great Britain have come home with two bronze medals from the Fazza Para Archery Ranking Tournament in Dubai.

This week in Dubai, the GB team competed at the Fazza Para Archery Ranking Tournament and Final Quota Tournament (FQT). The FQT was the last opportunity for teams across the globe to earn quota spots for the Paralympic Games this summer.

International debutant, Carlene Lorimer, finished in the top 8 of the FQT in the recurve women open category. In the recurve men’s open division, Cameron Radigan finished in third after just missing out on a top two placing and a Paralympic quota spot.

Cameron said: "The GB staff had me prepared mentally and physically for this competition. I went into the head-to-head rounds relaxed but confident. I felt comfortable with the way I was shooting, although I didn’t get the results I was looking for. It was still a great experience and I'm really happy to see all the work I'm doing starting to come together."

In the Fazza Para Archery Ranking Tournament portion of the event, GB made it to three bronze final matches with Phoebe Paterson Pine and Cameron Radigan shooting individually and Victoria Kingstone and Martin Saych as a mixed team.

Cameron continued his strong shooting into the bronze final which he won 6-2 against first ranked Samuel Molina from Mexico.

Victoria Kingstone and Martin Saych competed in the W1 open mixed team bronze final against the third ranked duo from Korea. After a closely shot match, GB came out victorious with one point to spare, winning 126-125.

Martin told us: "The last twenty-four hours have been a true rollercoaster of emotions and a mental challenge to say the least. But today I was back shooting for bronze with Vicky which is always an experience and pleasure. Just a great feeling to end on a high and share a medal."

Phoebe Paterson Pine narrowly missed out on a bronze medal after a close match against Gogel from Brazil, 141-136.

Phoebe said: "For the start of a very long season ahead, I’m proud of how I’ve managed to fight back after a tough week to get to the bronze medal match. Today just wasn’t meant to be, but I will keep working hard and doing the best I can in the lead up to Paris 2024.”

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