European Video games: Workforce 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 Workforce GB on the 2024 Paris Olympics

Nice Britain’s Penny Healey beat Spain’s Elia Canales to say gold within the ladies’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 ladies’s recurve workforce occasion on Saturday.

“This gold medal means quite a bit,” mentioned 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 mentioned to my mum that I might win for her and I’ve carried out that.

“It was not simple. I believe there was numerous nerves there and likewise it is by no means simple to play up towards an superior opponent and a good friend as properly.”

Fellow archer Ella Gibson, 23, picked up silver within the ladies’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 ladies’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 last.

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 changing into the primary boxer to guide a spot at subsequent 12 months’s showpiece, after a complete win towards Sweden’s Zehra Milli within the ladies’s 54 kg weight class.

“Truthfully, I am unable to consider it. It may take time to sink in,” mentioned 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 turn out to be Olympic champion. I went to Tokyo [2020 Olympics] with little expertise, however I’ve banked much more since so it is totally different now.”

Rosie Eccles, 26, beat Eire’s Amy Broadhurst by cut 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 towards Serbia’s Omer Ametovic.

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

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

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