George Digweed blasted off his season to a spectacular start, not only striking gold twice but with a feat few shooters ever achieve: a perfect 200.
First off was the South African Grand Prix, which saw George hit 97 of the 100 targets to tie with fellow Brit Mark Marshall and Michele Congialni, of South Africa, for the lead. George held his nerve in the sudden-death final to take his first gold of the season.
But while gold may be the zenith for many, George proved he could aim even higher when hot on its heels, just a week later, came another sensational feat: a perfect 200 which saw him take gold in the Pan-African Compak Championship.
George’s stunning show of shooting prowess has left him ecstatic and looking set up for a fantastic season.
He told us: “I’m over the moon to have got my season off to such a positive start. 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 two tournaments on the bounce, and to win in the Pan-African like I did, is fantastic. The 200/200 is one of the best achievements of my career.
“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.”
And there’s no rest for the brilliant – George set off across the pond in April for the World Sporting Championship in the US, continuing his bid to add a 21st World title to his trophy cabinet.
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