By Barnaby Dracup
Friday, 08 March 2013
George Digweed got the new clay shooting season off to a perfect start in Africa, wining the South African Grand Prix and the Pan-African Compak Championship.
During the Grand Prix George hit 97 of the 100 targets to tie with Mark Marshall of Great Britain and Michele Congialni of South Africa for the lead.
George held his nerve in the sudden death final and just pipped his countryman to the post to pick up his first Gold of the season.
It was followed a week later by a second gold and a sensational display of shooting prowess in the Pan-African.
George won the tournament with a perfect score of 200/200, a feat that few shooters ever achieve and which left George delighted.
“I’m over the moon to have got my season off to such a positive start,” he said.
“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.”
George will next compete in America in April’s World Sporting Championship, where he will continue his bid to add a 21st World title to his trophy cabinet.
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