May 18, 2023

GB para team make five Para Cup finals matches

In Czech Republic at the European Para Cup, the GB team have earned their places in five finals matches.

In the individual rounds, two of the compound athletes will shoot in the finals on Saturday.

Compound open man Nathan Macqueen has earned his place in the gold final. He shot his semi-final against 5th ranked Shyam Sundar Swami from India, and he won with a 6 point lead, 142-136. He will be shooting for gold against Ukraine’s 10th ranked Serhiy Atamanenko.

For the women, compound open Jess Stretton will get the chance to shoot for the bronze. In her semi-final, she was tied going into the last end against India's Devi Sheetal. Her opponent shot a perfect 30 to win, sending Jess into the bronze final. She will face off against Singapore’s 5th ranked Alim Nur Syahidah for the bronze podium spot.

In the team rounds, GB also had some brilliant success.

Compound women’s open doubles, Phoebe Paterson Pine and Jodie Grinham, have shot their way into the gold final. In the semi-finals, they pipped the team from Italy to the win with 149-148. They will shoot for the gold medal against Türkiye.

Jodie said: "It's been difficult being here. Being away from my baby has definitely taken a toll on me mentally and it was hard getting on the plane. But I've put so much hard work in since picking my bow back up in March that I'm absolutely thrilled that it's been worth it."

On the recurve side, open doubles pairing Dave Phillips and Cameron Radigan will be in the bronze final. They had a shoot-off against the team from Italy in the semi-finals where they narrowly missed out on the win, shooting a 15 to their opponent’s 16. They will shoot against the 4th ranked team from India.

Dave said: "It's impossible to predict the outcome. We gel so well as teammates that nerves don't come into it. Enjoying what you're doing is more satisfying and winning becomes a bonus."

In the W1 mixed team category, Victoria Kingstone and Martin Saych will shoot for gold. They defeated the team from Czech on home turf in the semi-finals with 136-128. For the top spot on the podium, they'll have to beat the 2nd ranked team from Türkiye. 

Follow along with all the scores here or watch live via the links below:

Friday 19 May
09:30 BST: Bronze recurve men open doubles - Dave Phillips and Cameron Radigan
10:30 BST: Gold compound women open doubles - Phoebe Paterson Pine and Jodie Grinham
14:15 BST Gold W1 mixed team - Victoria Kingstone and Martin Saych
Saturday 20 May
09:30 BST: Bronze compound women open - Jess Stretton
15:00 BST: Gold compound men open - Nathan Macqueen

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