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ARCHERY - Harris wins silver at Para-Archery European Cup

Stratford Editorial 28th Sep, 2023 Updated: 28th Sep, 2023   0

STRATFORD archer Jamie Harris won a silver medal representing Great Britain at the Para-Archery European Cup in Czech Republic.

Harris competed in the compound open mixed team finals alongside Phoebe Paterson Pine and matched Italian opponents Eleonora Sarti and Matteo Bonacina arrow for arrow.

The game finished tied at 152 points apiece with the British pair edged out by just two points in a gold-medal shoot-off to come away with silver.

Harris said: “It’s always great to make it to a final, especially when you’re there with a good friend.

“We put everything we had into it, we really gave our all, unfortunately, we were just pipped right at the post. We are going to go away and train and give it a bit more for next year.”

Harris’s teammate Paterson Pine won the women’s compound open category event, beating fellow Brit Jessica Stretton in a thrilling final.




Paterson Pine added: “I’m really pleased with the way I shot, Jamie and I shot well together in the mixed team final, we weren’t beaten we just lost, we shot really well and we had fun through the event.

“I’m also happy with how I shot in my individual match, it’s a super consistent score for me.


“It’s never fun to shoot against a teammate, but Jess kept me on my toes and I’m proud of her for making it to the gold final and winning silver.

“We both work really hard and it’s great to be able to show what the British team is made of with her.”

Britain also won bronze in the W1 open competitions as Martin Saych and Victoria Kingstone battled to a third place finish in the mixed team event and then individually in the respective men’s and women’s finals.

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