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Karen wins silver in Europe

Karen Pinches, an assistant practitioner at the Trust, won silver in the barebow compound field archery category at the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) European Championships in Germany last month.

Karen said: “It was really tough - the hardest competition I have done yet. The rounds were very challenging, and there were some steep inclines up the mountain sides in Hohegeiss, the town in Germany where the competition was hosted. It came down to the wire in the final round, with only 26 points overall between me and the German competitor who won gold. I absolutely loved it. Now I’ve recovered, I’m looking forward to my next competition.”

Karen competed against women from across Europe, in both ‘field’ and ‘hunter’ rounds, where targets are placed at even or uneven distances away from the archer, alongside her husband and her daughter Natasja who are also keen archers.  

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Karen Pinches, assistant practitioner, wearing her silver medal

Karen Pinches, assistant practitioner, wearing her silver medal