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Top win for record-breaker Steve
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.”
Steve has been a Special Needs and Inclusion Studies Lecturer at the University’s School of Education, based at Walsall Campus, since 2001. He also attended the University as a student.
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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