Archer Paul Browne gets his London 2012 Paralympic Games underway

PUBLISHED: 16:37 30 August 2012

Paul Browne at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

Paul Browne at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

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HERTFORDSHIRE Paralympic archer Paul Browne was ninth in the men’s individual recurve (W1/W2) ranking round earlier today (Thursday) on the first day of competition at London 2012.

Browne, and the other competitors, had to deal with a range of weather conditions at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich during the event with sun, wind and rain providing an extra test for the archers.

The 51-year-old from Bramfield returns to the Barracks tomorrow (Friday) morning for the elimination stages of the competition, he will begin against Malaysia’s Mohd Zafi Rahman Mat Saleh who ranked in 24th spot.

The Herts GB international is also to compete in the men’s team recurve at the Games which begins on Tuesday.

For Browne, who has trained at the Howard Bowmen Archery Club in Lemsford, this is a second Paralympic Games having competed in Beijing four years ago.


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