Recently, sports scholar Eleanor Piper returned from the Archery World Cup in Berlin, where the weather was testing but not enough to stop some amazing results from the GB team. Eleanor came 40th individually in the ranking round, putting a in a very strong performance against some world class competition. In the team competition, Great Britain placed 11th and even managed to beat the home nation Germany, who ranked 6th, in a shoot off where the GB team shot 29 out of a possible 30 points! GB then also beat China, ranked 3rd, and Chinese TPE, ranked 2nd, in a second shoot off in the semi-finals, where Eleanor shot a 10 to win the team a place in the Gold Medal match against the 1st seed, Korea.
This was Eleanor’s first experience of a World Cup final, and the team shot excellently but Korea managed to just pip them to the post, meaning that the GB team came away with a brilliant Silver medal! This is the first medal in over 10 years that the GB women’s team have won, which makes this achievement for Eleanor all the more special!
Read more about the team’s success on the World Archery website.
Next up for Eleanor is the European Championships in Poland at the end of August and hopefully that will be just as successful!