SEVERAL Upper Hunter stars have returned from the World Field Archery Championships at Wagga Wagga with a stash of medals.
Joanne Bogie picked up two silver and a bronze after competing in individual and team events during the recent competition, which attracted more than 600 archers from around the world.
Bogie said the weather played havoc with the schedule, but she was pleased with her achievements.
“I placed second in the individual, our Australian team came third, and then in the style division we were second in that,” Bogie said.
“The last two days were cancelled so we only shot three out of the five days, which didn’t give people much of a chance to catch up.
“This event comes around every two years and the next one is in South Africa.
“All being well, I’m definitely planning to be there.”
Bogie is now aiming to end a landmark year with more success at the Australian Championships in Nambucca on November 12-13.
“This will be my last event for the year, and if I can do well at the Nationals then I’ll be really, really happy with how my season has gone,” she said.
Apart from Bogie, Rouchel’s Fenny and Jock Thompson also tasted success at the Worlds.
Fenny placed third in the veterans freestyle division, while Jock came fourth in freestyle and his Australian style team finished first.
“It was my third time competing [in the championships] and it’s a great experience,” Fenny said.
“It’s just a totally different atmosphere; you meet so many people from different countries.”
Following the Worlds, Fenny also came away from the Gloucester District Association IFAA Indoor competition on October 23 with a win in the Veteran Ladies Freestyle Unlimited.
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