Huston leads British archers' medal charge in Slovenia

Huston leads British archers' medal charge in Slovenia
By Sportsbeat

11/05/2017 at 15:23

Great Britain's archers are celebrating after a fine display saw the team win multiple medals at the 2017 Veronica's Cup event in Kamnik, Slovenia.

Northern Ireland's Patrick Huston, the lone male archer in Team GB's squad at the Rio 2016 Olympics, topped the individual rankings after beating Austrian Andreas Gstoettner 7-1 in the final of the world ranking event last week.

Huston had already seen off Pit Klein of Luxembourg in a shoot-off, as well as Turkey's Oguzhan Kucuk, to get to the final.

And the 21-year-old claimed his second gold of the competition in the recurve mixed team competition with Bryony Pitman.

The British pair swept aside Slovenia, before beating Austria by the same scoreline, Huston again getting the better of Gstoettner, who was shooting with Nina Reiss.

"What a great weekend! Individual and mixed team gold," he said.

"So nice to have calm weather to be able to shoot arrows in the middle consistently!"

A gold medal also went to Susan Corless, Hope Greenwood and Stephanie Clason in the compound women's team competition, with Corless also winning individual bronze, beating Greenwood en route to the podium.

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