Amelia Chumber, U16 barebow archer for Braintree Bowmen, had lots to smile about at the Woking Archery Club Open 2020 competition this weekend.
It has been so long since target competitions have run that there were a lot of nerves as to how the day would go.
WAC had strict covid safety measures in places but over 120 archers were able to compete over the two days and a fair few from Essex clubs. It was a very well-run competition; sure others could use as a blueprint to do their own.
Spectators were not allowed, not even parents of juniors but the Barebow community are one of the best and they all made sure Amelia was looked after. Bonus was that Amelia had her coach shooting alongside for support.
Amelia scored 1073 in the double WA50 Barebow round and broke the previous World Record held by USA archer Trinity Howard by 25 points.
Amelia joins other Barebow archers from Sweden who also set World Records in their competitions on the same day.
Amelia claimed her 2nd World record , a European record and 4 UK records, a triumphant end to a long day.
Many thanks go to Richard Burgess for all his time coaching that motivates Amelia to always shoot strong, her club, Braintree Bowmen, for all the encouragement they give Amelia and to Perris Archery for their continued support.
The results show that with the right inspiration hard work pays off.
Congratulations Amelia , another great result for Essex archery.