Shooter George Digweed wins triple gold in South Africa in great start to new season
George Digweed made an impressive
start to the new clay pigeon shooting season by claiming three gold
medals in South Africa.
Multi world and European champion
Digweed, who is based in Wittersham, won the South African Grand
Prix, the Pan-African Compak and the Pan-African FITASC
Championship, achieving a world-record equalling perfect score in
The Compak is a possible
test event for the 2016 Olympics – a discipline in which he is
ranked world No.1. He showed why, by recording a perfect 200 out of
200 score achieved only once before – by Digweed himself, in
Digweed said: "It’s always difficult
coming from the game shooting season to competitive shooting, so a
good win early on is always a must.
"The sport is in an incredibly healthy
position now, with competition right across the field, so to win
three tournaments on the bounce, and to win both Pan-Africans like
I did, is fantastic. The 200/200 is one of the best achievements of
"I’ve competed many times here in
Africa, and it’s a place with many happy memories for me. This is
another one to add to the collection."
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