Bangkok bonanza for Paras!

Nine medals. That’s Britain’s tally as our delighted archers head home from the Para-Archery World Ranking Event in Bangkok.

Mel Clarke and John Stubbs got the ball rolling when they beat Thailand to compound mixed team gold. That was followed by victory for John Walker who teamed up with Korea’s Kim for a mixed team W1 demonstration and beat John Cavanagh and Chloe Ball.
Individual finals dominated the final day and the GB team was in fine form. The men’s compound open event was an all-British affair with John Stubbs taking gold and Frank Maguire in a match separated by only two points.
Mel Clarke then went into action and secured gold with a comfortable 666-623 win over home favourite Panmal Ratchanee.
Kenny Allen won in clean sets 6-0 to secure the recurve open bronze in impressive fashion.
The W1 open final was a battle of the Johns: Walker versus Cavanagh. After a tough match John Cavanagh claimed gold.
And Chloe Ball turned in a stunning performance, coming fourth for Britain in her first ever event.
Paralympic Coach Michael Peart said: “When all tallied up, the GB team won nine medals in total from the Paralympic events. It was a very strong performance and a great start to the 2014 season.”