of Wolverhampton lecturer has set a new national archery record
after winning a major competition.
Steve Prowse, who is visually impaired, won the British Blind
Sport National Outdoor Archery Contest.
He scored 1,330, beating the previous record of 1,243.
“I was delighted to win, it’s a great personal achievement for
me,” he said. “I have received a lot of support and encouragement
to help me achieve my goals.”
The competition was held at Lilleshall Sports Centre earlier
this month (SEP)and is the latest in a string of successes for
Steve, who lives in Dudley.
He won the title of World Champion in the Visually Impaired
Category in the 2007 International Paralympic Committee Archery
World Championships in Korea, and the gold medal at the European
Championships four years ago.
He received the Duncan Edwards Award for sport at the Mayor of
Dudley’s Civic Awards earlier this year and was also nominated for
a BBC Midlands Sports Award.
Steve got into archery 10 years ago and joined the
Wolverhampton Company of Archers, based in Wergs Hall Road.
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Date Issued: Tuesday, 30 September 2008