Kate’s on target in Czech Republic

Archery GB's recurve open mixed team receiving their medals at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic. Bonchester's Kate Murray, 2nd from right.
Archery GB's recurve open mixed team receiving their medals at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic. Bonchester's Kate Murray, 2nd from right.

Bonchester’s Paralympic archer Kate Murray has contributed to a fantastic total of five medals as part of Archery GB at their recent European outing.

The team was on world-class form at the Para Archery world-ranking event at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic, securing a total of three gold medals, a silver and a bronze.

The 66-year-old Borderer won the bronze medal, along with David Phillips, in the recurve open mixed team event after beating Ukraine 5-3.

Michael Peart, Paralympic coach at Archery GB, said: “We had high hopes for the team flying out to Nove Mesto and they proved themselves to be more than capable of competing on the world stage.

“There’s a really strong sense of teamwork in the current Paralympic squad and the team medals won across the weekend really exemplify this.”

Kate and the team will now travel to Nottwill in Switzerland for the Para European Championships, which runs from July 25 – August 3, where they hope to continue their success. The team has signed up to a milestone target of three to five medals with UK Sport.

To find out more and for all the results, go to www.worldarchery.org/PARA-ARCHERY/Events/Nove-Mesto-2014