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In what was a pretty hefty blow for the sport, it was announced recently that archery would not be included at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham. But, in line with Archery GB’s positive bid that highlighted archery’s immense inclusivity, we reckon it’s time to point out why that decision was such a bad one.

Archery’s Accessibility Ignored

In submitting its bid, Archery GB presented a vision that would broaden the diversity of the sport programme at the Games and provide exciting opportunities for the growth of archery across the Commonwealth. The bid focused on archery’s accessibility as a world-class spectator sport, its undoubted inclusivity, its wide appeal as a grassroots activity and delivering a strong post-games legacy.

The bid also suggested Aston Hall as the competition venue. Located less than two miles from the city centre, the picturesque 17th-century building and grounds would have provided excellent, ready-made facilities.

Neil Armitage, CEO of Archery GB, said:

We are disappointed that despite a comprehensive bid, full support from our International Federation World Archery and vast support from our archery counterparts in Commonwealth Countries, our case for the inclusion of archery has not been taken up.

We will continue to work with commonwealth countries to develop archery around the world and we’ll continue to work with Birmingham and the West Midlands to make archery accessible to more people and capitalise on the excitement a home games brings.

Our vision to get archery in the Commonwealth Games is as strong as ever and we will be reviewing our future strategy. neil armitage, archery gb ceo

Why Archery Is a Great Sport

All of us at KUDOS love sport – it’s why we do what we do. But we’re aware that not everyone is into every single sport like we are.

The chaotic nature of many team sports simply does not appeal to some people, which is where solo pursuits like archery can be such an enormous boon. Here’s a rundown on why archery is such a great sport for people to get involved in:

  • Focus and goal-setting – in archery, you are literally hitting targets. Or at least trying to. That sporting challenge can play a massive role in improving your – and especially your child’s – focus and concentration
  • It’s physical activity – it might not be the most physical of sports, but you’ll still get plenty of exercise, walking to retrieve your arrows and the repetitive nature of shooting will improve upper body strength as well as posture
  • Coping with pressure – like it or not, life is full of pressures and archery provides a really good environment in which to learn how to deal with pressure. Archery is about accuracy and control, and the better you become at it, the more pressure you’ll put on yourself to improve and keep hitting those good shots
  • Sociability – while it’s very much a solo sport, it’s also extremely inclusive and is one of the best sports around when it comes to taking part together as a family. Archery clubs provide famously welcoming environments
  • Inclusivity – arguably the sport’s greatest asset is its inclusivity. Anyone can play and compete together: old, young, disabled or able-bodied. And the pathways to the very top of the sport are pretty much wide open – if you’re good enough, you could well find yourself competing for your country. The sky is the limit
  • Get outdoors – while archery is a year-round sport and played both indoors and out, for much of the year it provides a great chance to get off the sofa – and especially for your kids, away from their screens and spending time outdoors
  • Patience – in a world where everything is increasingly on-demand and immediate, it’s good to teach our kids that patience is a virtue. Archery has a serenity about it that few other sports can boast – and the patience needed while waiting for the right moment to release the bow, coupled with waiting for others to shoot, can prove beneficial to both you and your child
‘I LOVED IT STRAIGHT AWAY’

Another key benefit is mindfulness. Back in March 2017, we spoke to a Mum suffering with depression and anxiety, whose only release from the unrelenting demands of parenting had been browsing social media. Her account of how archery had helped her was revelatory:

It (social media) was no kind of release at all, wasting time scrolling through things I wasn’t really interested in. I had deleted all my social media apps when a friend suggested I went with her to her local archery club, but I told her I had no interest in sport and haven’t done since I used to ‘forget’ my PE kit and find other extravagant ways of getting out of PE, which I found intimidating and absolutely hated. But I was talked into going along and I found archery was brilliant. I loved it straight away – it was just me, my bow, my arrow and a target. It emptied my mind completely and was such a great way to switch off – and not only switch off but immerse myself in something else. I quickly became addicted to the thrill of bettering my own personal bests and literally hitting targets. It’s a great sport – and this is from someone who would ordinarily claim to hate sport. It’s got me out of the rut I was in and enthused by something I would never have considered. Much of my anxiety and depression has lifted and I can honestly attribute a great deal of that to getting off my backside and into archery.

Archery isn’t on everyone’s radar. We know that. It receives precious little mainstream coverage, despite growing hugely over the last decade. Exposure for any sport is vital, which is why the Commonwealth Games snub is so hard to take for everyone connected to archery – it would have given the sport a real boost.

But the sport can exist and thrive on its own terms. British success at the Olympics and Paralympics, coupled with an increase in initiatives to widen archery’s reach, have served to drive an 85% rise in participation over the last 10 years. Its accessibility and inclusivity must surely be huge factors in that growth.

You can find your nearest archery club here. Give it a go – you may be surprised.

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KUDOS is extremely proud to supply custom teamwear to a variety of teams and clubs around the world, across a range of different sports from the grassroots to the elite. One of our key sports is archery, and we remain privileged to supply kit for a slew of archery clubs in the UK and beyond.

As we move into the outdoor season – usually held between April and September – now’s the time to be thinking about your kit for summer 2019.

KUDOS is steadfast in its dedication to providing the very best archery kit for your club or University team. We supply made-to-order archery teamwear based on our variety of modern and stylish performance designs. Alternatively you can work with us to fulfil your vision of a unique design, culminating in a kit exclusive to your archery club.

Dressing for success

We passionately believe in the ‘dressing for success’ philosophy espoused by Paralympic archery legend Danielle Brown – the belief that feeling good in your archery kit enhances not only your enjoyment but your performance too.

A premium KUDOS archery kit, be it shirts, base layers, tracksuits or hoodies, is made-to-order – built for performance and worn with pride. Your custom team shirt will come with a variety of superior features, including breathable mesh panels designed to increase air circulation, coupled with an assortment of fabrics and styles. The process – from submitting your order to having the kit in your hands – will be complete in just six weeks or less.

Try our one minute kit designer – or alternatively call us now on 0800 999 7770 to discuss how we can help you create your ideal archery kit for this summer, bringing your kit in line with your ambitions.

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KUDOS is proud to be one of the leading makers and suppliers of archery kit in the UK, and as we move into 2019 maybe it’s time for your club to put in your order for next year.

KUDOS – a leading and established supplier of archery kit

We already work with a huge range of archery clubs across the UK – clubs that understand what a premium quality kit can bring. We’ve been involved with archery for some time and our understanding of the sport, and in particular the requirements of an archer, means we design and supply kit of the highest quality in terms of style, fit and performance.

Our aspirational designs, modern and comfortable fits, and the highest quality finishing and fabrics result in some stunning shirts, trousers, jackets and other teamwear.

Try Our One minute kit designer

Using our one minute kit designer, you can begin the process yourself – and you’ll find a user-friendly and hassle free tool enabling you to choose your colours, style and more. We provide a personal and streamlined service, and will be on hand to guide you throughout the process. And once you’ve designed your kit and placed your order, your premium archery kit – in your own distinctive team colours, and individual sizes, with logos, numbers and sponsorship emblems thrown in – will be with you just six weeks from order to doorstep.

So why not kick off 2019 and the new outdoor season with a new kit?

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Sport is all around us from an early age. Toddlers are given balls to kick around or hit, and the sporty people among us tend to naturally gravitate towards the obvious sports that dominate the mainstream. Some sports, however, remain resolutely outside of the mainstream – but that should not lessen their appeal. Archery is one such sport, and there are a number of reasons why archery is such a terrific sport for kids to get into.

From an early age we tend to give ourselves labels, with little room for grey areas. Our children are either sporty or not sporty. There’s no nuance. For those labelled ‘unsporty’, it is usually a tag that sticks. We can’t all be into the same things and there’s nothing wrong with not being particularly into sports – but it can be problematic, with inactivity and resultant obesity a growing problem.

The chaotic nature of many team sports simply do not appeal to some youngsters, which is where solo pursuits like archery can be such a boon. Here’s a rundown on why archery is such a great sport for kids to get involved in:

  • Focus and goal-setting – in archery, you are literally hitting targets. Or at least trying to. That sporting challenge can play a massive role in improving your child’s focus and concentration
  • It’s physical activity – it might not be the most physical of sports, but you’ll still get plenty of exercise, walking to retrieve your arrows and the repetitive nature of shooting will improve upper body strength as well as posture
  • Coping with pressure – like it or not, life is full of pressures and archery provides a really good environment in which to learn how to deal with pressure. Archery is about accuracy and control, and the better you become at it, the more pressure you’ll put on yourself to improve and keep hitting those good shots
  • Sociability – while it’s very much a solo sport, it’s also extremely inclusive and is one of the best sports around when it comes to taking part together as a family. Archery clubs provide famously welcoming environments
  • Inclusivity – arguably the sport’s greatest asset is its inclusivity. Anyone can play and compete together: old, young, disabled or able-bodied. And the pathways to the very top of the sport are pretty much wide open – if you’re good enough, you could well find yourself competing for your country. The sky is the limit
  • Get outdoors – while archery is a year-round sport and played both indoors and out, for much of the year it provides a great chance to get your kids off the sofa, away from their screens and spending time outdoors
  • Patience – in a world where everything is increasingly on-demand and immediate, it’s good to teach our kids that patience is a virtue. Archery has a serenity about it that few other sports can boast – and the patience needed while waiting for the right moment to release the bow, coupled with waiting for others to shoot, can prove beneficial to your child

Another key benefit is mindfulness. Back in March 2017, we spoke to a Mum suffering with depression and anxiety, whose only release from the unrelenting demands of parenting had been browsing social media. Her account of how archery had helped her was revelatory:

It (social media) was no kind of release at all, wasting time scrolling through things I wasn’t really interested in. I had deleted all my social media apps when a friend suggested I went with her to her local archery club, but I told her I had no interest in sport and haven’t done since I used to ‘forget’ my PE kit and find other extravagant ways of getting out of PE, which I found intimidating and absolutely hated. But I was talked into going along and I found archery was brilliant. I loved it straight away – it was just me, my bow, my arrow and a target. It emptied my mind completely and was such a great way to switch off – and not only switch off but immerse myself in something else. I quickly became addicted to the thrill of bettering my own personal bests and literally hitting targets. It’s a great sport – and this is from someone who would ordinarily claim to hate sport. It’s got me out of the rut I was in and enthused by something I would never have considered. Much of my anxiety and depression has lifted and I can honestly attribute a great deal of that to getting off my backside and into archery.

Archery isn’t on everyone’s radar. We know that. It receives precious little mainstream coverage, despite growing hugely over the last decade. Other similar sports – such as clay pigeon shooting – are similarly on the fringes but offer the same sort of positive environment in which children can learn, compete and play sport… even if you / they think they’re supposed to be ‘not sporty’.

You can find your nearest archery club here. Give it a go – you may be surprised.

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It’s beginning to look like a golden age for British archery. Great Britain – represented by Neil Bridgewater, James Mason and Adam Ravenscroft – are the new compound champions of Europe, the first British men to lift the title for 50 years.

They took the men’s team title at the European Archery Championships in Legnica, Poland, beating France by just a single point..

It all came down to the final end. In wet conditions, the French opened with a perfect 30 but then shot 8-9-9. The Brits shot 10-9-10 but finished with three 10s to become champions of Europe.

Archery on TV

The action – which you can see here (26 minutes in) – was shown live on the BBC, albeit behind the red button. This surely represents another great leap forward for archery in Britain, and our continued success on the international stage can only be positive for the future.

Live session: Compound finals | Legnica 2018 European Archery Championships - YouTube

In the individual categories, recurver Bryony Pitman made it to the last 16 before going out to the eventual winner, Turkey’s Yasemin Anagoz – while earlier in the tournament, British recurvers secured team quota places at next year’s European Games.

The teams of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, and Sarah Bettles, Eleanor Piper and Bryony Pitman made it to the quarter finals and, crucially, both finished in fifth place, meaning automatic quota places to the Games, which will be held in Minsk next June.

KUDOS is proud to have provided the kit for our newly-crowned European champs. Congrats to Neil, James and Adam, and here’s to continued success for all of our archers.

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Great Britain’s para archers have been sweeping all before them of late, and have piled up yet more medals at the recent European Para Championships in Pilsen in the Czech Republic – and we have two new European champions.

Golds for Frith and Prowse

Jo Frith and Steve Prowse took the W1 and VI ⅔ titles respectively, after the pair served up some thrilling archery. Paralympian Jo overcame teammate and top seed Victoria Rumary in a nerve-shredding encounter in which both were on fine form. You can see the match as it happened by clicking here and scrolling through to 2:12:30

World champ Steve Prowse faced the tough Italian Giovanni Maria Vaccaro in his gold medal match – and the match, tight throughout, inevitably wound up in a shoot-off. Vaccaro fired a seven but then the highly-experienced Brit coolly slotted home a nine to claim the title.

You can see  footage of Steve’s match here, starting at 1:28:50.

More silvers and bronzes

We also had five British athletes shooting for bronze. In the VI 2/3 competition, Nicholas Thomas faced teammate Phillip Tranter and the shoot-off theme continued. Both finished on five points and Phillip shot a six – but Nicholas took the medal with a nine. In the VI 1 category, Richard Nicholl faced Jordi Casellas of Andorra and, once again, the match was tied. Richard shot a six but Casellas went one better to take the medal.

Our other contenders were compounders John Stubbs and Jessica Stretton, who both missed out in their bronze medal encounters – although Jessica did come home with a medal. She won European mixed team compound silver with Nathan Macqueen. They were up against Slovakia in the final, and it was the Slovakians who edged it to snatch the win.

Victoria Rumary and John Cavanagh made it a pair of silvers. They shot the highest W1 mixed team score – 139 – to get into the gold medal match against the Czech Republic, where they were beaten 147-135.

David Phillips and Hazel Chaisty were edged out of their mixed team title shot by Poland but they were determined not to go home empty-handed. They faced Turkey in the battle for bronze, and David and Hazel scored a perfect 20 in the shoot-off to claim the medal.

British para archery’s run of success shows absolutely no sign of abating – testament to the hard work put in by the archers and coaches alike. Here’s to more success.

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British archery is in fine fettle and nowhere more so than in the Para division. GB archers picked up two more golds recently, to fire us up to 2nd place in the European Para-Archery Cup medals table.

Stretton piling up the medals

Jessica Stretton, who only turned 18 this year, is a Paralympic gold medallist, an MBE, a multiple world record holder, a World Champion and holder of a glut of other titles – and she added yet another by edging past Russian Stepanida Artakhinova in the gold medal match. Jess, who pipped teammate Jodie Grinham en route to the final, is now 2nd in the rankings behind Artakhinova despite having shot in only two of the stages. Jodie Grinham is in third spot.

Rumary wins shoot-off

Victoria Rumary tops the W1 rankings after narrowly beating Kim Ok Geum of Korea in the final. They finished their final end tied on 129, which meant a shoot-off – and both archers fired a 10 with no clear winner. That meant another shoot-off, and the Korean shot a nine as Victoria responded with a 10 to secure the win. Teammate Jo Frith is currently third in the rankings.

GB teams on the podium again

The medals didn’t end there, however. Jodie Grinham, Victoria Rumary and Jessica Stretton made up a strong compound team and, as top seeds, faced Korea in the final – only to be edged out by a single point and take home the silver.

Victoria teamed up with John Cavanagh for the mixed W1 match. The top seeds lost to the USA in the semis and so they too faced 2nd seeds Korea, and triumphed 142-138 to collect the bronze.

And last but certainly not least, Jessica and John Stubbs took on Turkey in the bronze medal match – winning 153-149 to complete another good weekend for our para archers.

Over the years we’ve interviewed a number of our para archers who’ve each provided tremendous and often inspiring insight into the work they put in and much more. Check out our features with the likes of John Walker, Nathan Macqueen, Jodie Grinham, and Jess Stretton.

Congratulations to all GB competitors and medallists!

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Still just 17, Alex Wise has stormed on to the British archery scene in recent years. Having blazed a trail through the youth sections, Alex stepped up to the seniors in May to win World bronze alongside Patrick Huston and Tom Hall. We caught up with Alex for a chat about his career so far and why British archery is in rude health.

KUDOS: So let’s start at the beginning – when and how did you first get into archery?

Alex Wise: I first tried archery while on a family holiday in Turkey. We stayed on a resort and there were people who did the activities every day of the week, and after I’d tried it for the first time I was always there first thing in the morning to book in for every day. I loved it – although it wasn’t anything like what I do now. The bows were half broken and you were shooting a different size arrow every time, but it was still great fun. I got home and enrolled onto a beginners course with my local club ‘Bowmen of Walker’. By the start of 2015 I’d completed the course and had my own bow, and I have been a part of that club ever since.

It all started happening for you very quickly. At what point did you realise you were pretty good at this, and start taking it more seriously than just a hobby?

It was around the middle to the end of 2016. I managed to win the Junior National Outdoor Championships in 2016 and that was my first real big win as an archer. Even then, I wasn’t at a brilliant standard, but towards the end of the year, just as the indoor season was kicking off, I had a session with my then-coaches, David Harrison and Helen George. They found what was to be the major factor in improving my standard, which was a little fault in my technique that i just needed a longer arrow to fix! So Dave loaned me some longer arrows and the rest is history! Haha!

Your 2018 has been quite amazing so far – in January you won junior recurve gold at the Archery World Cup in Nimes, and by May you were winning medals in the seniors. Can you tell us a bit about those experiences?

Yes my 2018 has been a good ride so far! Although it hasn’t all been plain sailing; I had a shoulder injury for a month or so just as the outdoor season was starting which made it difficult to shoot the volume and scores that I wanted to – as well as making it tricky to work on technical things. But that’s all okay now. I decided i needed to get much stronger, so I have been working on my strength behind the bow so I don’t have to have that problem again!

The Nimes World Cup was great! My qualification round was just where I wanted it to be and I managed to win all of my matches and make the gold final while still shooting at a very high standard. This was my first indoor final, and they are very different because in indoor archery it is more about the fact you can’t miss the 10 ring, rather than wanting to hit a 10 when shooting outdoors. It was a fantastic experience nonetheless and I got to beat a French guy on his home turf too!

I also got to have my girlfriend Bryony in the coaches box for that one – we had great fun, even under pressure, which is always a bonus!

I won a team medal in Antalya World Cup with my teammates Patrick Huston and Tom Hall – it is always an absolute pleasure to shoot with two people I respect in archery and am also very good friends with. We had been doing intense team training over the winter months and we finally got to put it into practice in Antalya, and it seemed to pay off! I can’t wait to see what we can achieve next.

How big is the step up from the youth ranks to the seniors? And do you feel almost less pressure in the seniors because you’re so young and expectations are lower?

The step up is huge. The events are more intense and at such a higher standard, so a lot more is expected of the archers. Personally I feel more pressure when shooting at senior events – I’m selected to get results, this means nobody is going to say ‘its okay, you’re only young’ if I don’t perform well. I have to perform to the standard I need to, to get results at each event I compete in, no matter if it is a youth event or a senior event. I always give 100% and I always want to win – and believe that I can.

Do you set specific goals every year, or are you just sort of freewheeling at the moment, enjoying the ride and seeing where it takes you?

I set goals yes, the goals are normally score based and then results based. This year my goal was to win medals at the World Cups which would then make sure I am selected for the European Championships team, which is later this year in Poland. Being selected for that was my main goal. I didn’t perform how I wanted to in the senior division last year, so I’m back again this year more determined than ever!

British archery seems in rude health at the moment, particularly with younger archers like yourself, Bryony Pitman and loads of others. You’re all in the bubble, but do you guys sense a growing momentum and the huge potential to win medals both now and in the future?

Yes, the Great Britain teams’ standard is on the up at the moment! We hadn’t won a medal for about 6 years before our medal in Antalya, which is super positive going forward! And to be a part of that medal just makes it feel even better! There is so much talented youth coming through at the moment, which is probably what we have been lacking in the past – the future is looking very bright for team GB and there is much more to come from us!

Are you thinking about Tokyo 2020 yet? What are your goals going forward?

Tokyo is of course always on my mind. I am really looking forward to getting the chance to compete at an Olympic Games! It’s the dream! But there are many things that have to happen before then, like winning spots for the Olympics at the World Championships next year. There are still many steps, even if it is only 2 years away, and I know I need to work hard to get my standard up in that time.

Finally – the more people that participate in archery the better. We think one of its greatest selling points is its inclusivity – anyone, no matter your age, background, size, shape or whatever, can get involved. How would you sell archery to someone who’s never tried it before?

You’ve hit the nail on the head there really! It’s such an all round sport. There are many different levels you can compete at, in fact you don’t even need to compete to do archery – the social side of it is what I really enjoy, and I have made so many friends since i started. It’s the best choice I’ve ever made!

There are also so many different disciplines in archery, so there really is something for everyone! The biggest thing that I enjoy about archery is how rewarding it is. I played football for 10 years and just didn’t feel like I was getting any better, or could get any better. In archery, if you put the work in behind the bow, you get results – you get what you put into it, which is even better when you are obsessed with the sport!

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Thanks so much to Alex for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk to us and being so open and informative. It’s clear Alex has a bright future, and he can be a central part of British archery successes for years to come.

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Organisers of the 2018 National Disability Archery Championships are looking for volunteers to help out at the event this June.

Play Your Part in a Fantastic Event

Held over the weekend 23-24 June, this year’s event will be even more inclusive than ever – with a brand new novice category – and volunteers are sought to help with scoring in the qualification round and finals of the disability categories. If you can spare the time to play a vital role at a fantastic event, please contact katy.cumming@archerygb.org.

Last year the event, supported by the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, proved a huge success and received a stack of positive feedback. Some of that feedback included suggestions the championships could be improved further with the addition of a novice category. Archery GB have listened and that is now in place, open to men and women of all bow types who have been in the sport for less than two years and have some form of physical impairment.

The format of the event, which will be held at Lilleshall, will be a 720 round followed by head to heads. The novice category will be shot at 30 metres.

The other categories are:

  • World Archery Classified athletes
  • Archers with a physical impairment but who do not have a valid World Archery classification
  • Visually impaired athletes

You can find more details, plus a prospectus and the link for entries, here.

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It’s been six long years since a men’s recurve team from Great Britain won a medal on the international stage, but Alex Wise, Tom Hall and Patrick Huston put that right when they combined to pick up a superb bronze medal at the second stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey.

‘More in the tank’ for GB trio

Having vanquished Spain and France along the way, they beat 4th seeds Malaysia 6-2 to secure the first podium finish since Larry Godfrey, Simon Terry and Alan Wills managed it in 2012.

Olympian Patrick Huston believes it is just the start for the talented trio:

This trio is the start of something special. We’ve been working together a while, and we’re starting to click now. This is down to a lot of winter practice. We’ve got a lot more in us. The results are coming out already. And there’s a lot more still in the tank. Patrick Huston

Rookie Alex Wise, just 17 and ranked 57th, had caused a major upset in the individual recurve by knocking out reigning World Archery champion Im Dong Hyun, but said the bronze was the highlight of his career so far.

I’ve never really done anything like this. I’ve done things on final stages at junior events, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finally getting a result out here. Alex Wise

This trio is still young yet already accumulating great experience, and you get the sense that the future is extremely bright for our recurve boys. Congratulations to them on a fine achievement.

You can find all the results from Antalya here.

Elite Para archers medal in Sardinia

Meanwhile, eight of our top para archers tested themselves against the continent’s best in the first stage of the Para Archery European Cup in Sardinia.

Flying the flag for GB were Martin Saych, Jo Frith and Victoria Rumary in the W1, Nathan MacQueen, John Walker, Jodie Grinham in the compound and David Phillips and Tania Nadarajah in the recurve.

In a fine result for GB, Jo Frith beat compatriot Victoria Rumary 133-127 to win gold, with Victoria taking the silver medal. Frith and Rumary combined with Jodie Grinham won the women’s team bronze, while Frith also won mixed team bronze alongside Martyn Saych to complete a successful week for British archers. Congratulations everyone!

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