Archery GB make cracking start at World Championships
on 25-08-2015 11:33
Great Britain has made a cracking start at the World Archery Para Championships and Paralympic qualifier in Donaueschingen, with all our W1, W2/3, compound men and VI archers safely though to the head-to-heads. In the men's W1 competition, John Walker qualified third and has a bye into the last 16. To join him John Cavanagh, ranked seventh, must defeat Petr Bartos of the Czech Republic.
Jo Frith ended her qualification round in second spot and, along with third placed Jessica Stretton, is through to the quarter finals on a bye. Vicky Jenkins ranked sixth and faces Italy's Monica Borelli. If she wins that match, she will shoot against Jessica for a semi final place.
Compounders John Stubbs and Mikey Hall are both through to the last 32 on byes. John qualified in fifth place, three ahead of Mikey.
And VI archers marked their return to the championships in style. VI1 archer Roger Rees-Evans qualified in second spot and faces Australia's Hazel Hockey for a chance to shoot against Janice Waith of the USA in the gold medal match.
Stephen Prowse topped the VI2/3 qualifications with Peter Price in second spot and Carmel Bassett ranked fourth. She now faces Vasilios Stefanidis of Greece and, if she wins, will face Stephen in the semis. Peter has a semi final date with Claudio Peruffo of Italy.
Jo Frith and John Walker are the top seeds in the W1 mixed team competition and have already booked their place in the semis. They will face either Korea or the USA.
Today it's the turn of all our recurve archers and compound women Mel Clarke and Jodie Grinham. You can follow their progress by clicking here.