Once again Daisy Clark steps out of the airport and takes a breath of air.
Yeah she’s here, Cortina, in the northern Italian mountains and this time she means business.
She is shooting for the GB field team in the world field archery championships, and will have to shoot 24 targets on an unmarked course and 24 on a marked course.
Then they shoot against each other in rounds where one person of the pair is knocked out until you have the final four.
Daisy shot her seasons best of 395 out of 432 on the unmarked course; shot well on the marked course despite the bad weather and qualified in 12th position.
She had a bye in the first round, came into play in the second round and won her match but unfortunately lost in the third round. They did have the fun of a massive dog stopping play as it ran free from its owner. Her dreams of making it to the final fell short. But now she could cheer on her mates and enjoy being in another country.
She got to travel up to the top of the mountain today but of course they went in a cable car.
The views were unbelievable and breath taking, but I’m sure they are nicer in person. But they will make it back down the mountain in time to support their team mate Naomi and William who is shooting in the final. Well done to those who represented their country, and good luck.
Daisy would like to thank the ECAA for their continuing support.
By Holly Clark
p.s Jake won the Junior Gents Recurve and Naomi won silver - https://www.archerygb.org/good-start-to-world-archery-field-champs-2-2-2-2/