Tue 13 Aug 2019
Isle of Man Archer Lesley Sleight broke world and European field records for the Adult and Veteran Ladies Traditional Recurve classes while competing for England at the European Championships in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Lesley became the European Champion for Women Veterans and was the 2nd highest rated woman in the adult class.
On day one, Lesley’s field score of 292 smashed the previous adult women’s traditional recurve world record of 53 points and smashed the veterans’ world record by 85 points.
Day two of the competition was a Hunters Round and Lesley shot well again and a score of 239 tied the veterans world record. At the end of the day, Lesley was still running adult and veteran classes.
Day three was an Animal Round and Lesley clocked a personal best 46 points, winning the English Lady and Veteran Lady records.
The next two days were filmed in very windy and wet conditions around Castle Doorwerth. At the end of the week, Lesley fell to second in the adult female category, but won the veteran category by a wide margin.
Lesley was also selected to represent England in the traditional recurve team event, finishing third.
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