Great Britain are bringing home three medals from the first leg of the European Para Cup.
Compound open man Nathan Macqueen competed for gold against Serhiy Atamanenko from Ukraine. After three ends, both archers were tied on 85 points apiece. Two consecutive 29s from Nathan gave him a total of 143 points to Atamanenko’s 142, winning him the match.
Nathan said: “I’m over the moon to have been able to medal out here. I was using this event to test things out leading up to the World Championships. So, I’m feeling pretty confident about things going forward.”
In the compound women’s open doubles category, world number 1 Phoebe Paterson Pine and Jodie Grinham shot for the gold medal against 3rd ranked Türkiye. After end two, only one point separated the teams with 75-74 in GB’s favour. Phoebe and Jodie then shot a near perfect 39 to Türkiye’s 37, to extend their lead to three points. They finished up the match with a 152-149 win to take the gold.
Jodie said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won gold with Phoebe. We work so well as a team and can really enjoy ourselves. It’s amazing for us to be bringing back the gold.”
Phoebe added: “I feel really happy to have won gold. I know what I need to do to improve and I’m excited to get back to training.”
For the W1 open mixed team, Martin Saych and Victoria Kingstone competed in the gold final against the 2nd ranked team from Türkiye. Their opponent took an early lead, gaining five points over the Brits by the third end, 102-97. GB closed with a strong 34 end, however this wasn’t enough to take back Türkiye’s lead, therefore earning them the silver medal.
For all scores and results please see the link here.