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European Video games: Group GB archer Penny Healey claims second gold medal in Krakow


Penny Healey smiles and stands in front of archery target
Penny Healey is hoping to compete for Group GB on the 2024 Paris Olympics

Nice Britain’s Penny Healey beat Spain’s Elia Canales to say gold within the girls’s recurve particular person on the 2023 European Video games in Poland.

She eased to a 6-2 win at Plaszowianka Archery Park in Krakow.

The 18-year-old additionally received gold alongside Bryony Pitman and Jaspreet Sagoo within the girls’s recurve crew occasion on Saturday.

“This gold medal means so much,” stated Healey, who has sealed a quota spot for Nice Britain on the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“My nan sadly handed away earlier than I got here out right here, so I stated to my mum that I might win for her and I’ve completed that.

“It was not straightforward. I feel there was quite a lot of nerves there and in addition it is by no means straightforward to play up in opposition to an superior opponent and a good friend as effectively.”

Fellow archer Ella Gibson, 23, picked up silver within the girls’s compound particular person self-discipline following a 145-139 loss to Italy’s Elisa Roner.

Gibson broke a world document, which had stood for eight years, through the qualifying spherical with a rating of 715 to complete away from Denmark’s Tanja Gellenthien.

Elsewhere for GB on Wednesday, Grace Reid, 27, claimed bronze within the girls’s 1m springboard diving competitors with Sweden’s Emilia Nilsson Garip taking silver and Austrian Michelle Heimberg successful gold.

Ross Haslam and James Heatly narrowly missed out on a medal as they completed fourth – simply 1.47 factors behind bronze medallists France – within the males’s synchronised 3m springboard remaining.

There was loads of success to have fun within the boxing ring, although, with 4 GB athletes successful their quarter-final bouts and subsequently securing a spot on the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Charley Davison, 29, made historical past by turning into the primary boxer to e-book a spot at subsequent yr’s showpiece, after a complete win in opposition to Sweden’s Zehra Milli within the girls’s 54 kg weight class.

“Truthfully, I am unable to consider it. It will take time to sink in,” stated Davison. “It means a lot extra to me. I really feel extra skilled and consider that I can go to the highest.

“It is my dream to develop into Olympic champion. I went to Tokyo [2020 Olympics] with little expertise, however I’ve banked much more since so it is completely different now.”

Rosie Eccles, 26, beat Eire’s Amy Broadhurst by break up resolution within the quarter-finals of the ladies’s 66kg class.

Kiaran Macdonald, 26, joins them within the semi-finals and also will be heading to France as he coasted to victory within the males’s 51kg class in opposition to Serbia’s Omer Ametovic.

Within the males’s 92kg class, Scrumptious Orie, 26, registered a unanimous resolution win over Armenian Davit Chaloyan.

Group GB sit seventh within the medal standings with 30 collected, together with 9 gold, 5 silver and 16 bronze.

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