Archery Scholar Sarah hits summer targets

NTU Archery Scholar Sarah Moon has seen in her summer with a golden performance in the beautiful Rovereto, Italy.

Sarah, who is originally from the US, is a first year NTU Scholar studying biomedical science. She was recently selected to be a part of the GB Junior Women’s Team to compete at the European Youth Cup, stage one.

Surrounded by some of Northern Italy’s most breath taking mountain landscapes, the women’s team prepared to take on some of Europe’s most formidable young archers.

GB’s Junior Women’s compound team performed exceptionally well to qualify in first place, ahead of Italy, before taking the Gold medal.

Sarah said: “Winning against one of the strongest teams in Europe on their home turf was definitely a great achievement.

“As well as taking gold, we also won our exhibition match against Italy – taking away the ‘chocolate’ prize!

“I learned a lot from this trip. It was very useful to shoot in unique weather conditions, adapting as they change.

“Experience like this will definitely stand me in good stead for future events, and I am excited for what’s to come.”

Sarah recently hit her target to collect valuable BUCS points at the 2018 Outdoor Archery BUCS Championships, 16 June, where she held herself in second place for the majority of the event.

Set in difficult weather conditions, the championships saw some very stiff competition and Sarah made a brilliant achievement to finish up in third place after slipping by just a couple of points.

A successful day all-round for NTU Archery, teammate Essi Peuhkuri also landed herself in medal position with a determined performance to hold onto second place.

Due to academic commitments, Essi, who had been selected to attend the Graduate Fashion Week in London, hadn’t managed to pick up her bow for a month prior to the competition.

NTU’s Ashley Colton also made his mark in the Barebow Novice men to finish in 4th position out of ten strong archers.

As well as picking up BUCS points, the team were able to showcase their skills against a wealth of athletes, gathering critical experience and confidence.

Full results form the 2018 BUCS Championships can be found here.

NTU competitor categories:
Barebow women
Compound women
Recurve men
Novice men’s barebow

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