YOUTH: Record score for archer Reuben

Dorset Echo: NEW RECORD: Reuben Kingston NEW RECORD: Reuben Kingston

REUBEN Kingston produced a personal best performance at the European Archery Festival in Telford.

This was the third leg of the Indoor World Cup Series, following events in Marrakesh and Singapore, and prior to the World Cup Final in Las Vegas.

It was the biggest indoor tournament ever staged in Britain with around 900 competitors from 41 countries in attendance.

Most of the world’s top archers were competing, including Olympic and world champions, with everyone shooting a FITA 18 round (60 arrows, three shots at 20cm target faces 18 metres away on each end).

Kingston, of Bride Valley Archers, shot well to score 485 out of 600 to set a personal best score and a new Dorset & Wilts county record.

That saw him finish 40th in the junior men’s event for competitors aged under 20.

He gained valuable experience of competing at this level and was pleased with his performance and score – he was one of the youngest competitors at the event.

Kingston’s training has been going well under Archery GB’s Academy programme and he has a very busy schedule of training camps and national level competitions planned for the year.

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