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.
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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