Gaspar Wins Double Gold at Nationals

SportsAble Archer, Tamas Gaspar has won two gold medals at the British Wheelchair Archery Association’s National Championships which took place at Stoke Mandeville Hospital over the weekend (June 15 & 16).

It was clear from the start of the Championships that Tamas was on top form. On Saturday he won the qualifying rounds of the Compound Men’s Open Category and collected his first gold medal. On Sunday, Tamas held his superb form and won all of his head-to-head matches to win the Compound Men’s Open Category and collect his second gold medal of the Championships.

Both Tamas and his coach, Gary Critchlow-Smith, have been training hard over the last few weeks to refine his shooting technique. Tamas is also using a new competition bow which is sponsored by a generous donation from Hydrachem.

Tamas said: “In this competition I had the highest classification as a W1 so it is great that I won against Archers with lower classifications. My classification means that my bow is restricted in terms of how much power can be applied to the shot and I am not allowed to use a telescope magnifiers. However, I was competing against Archers who have no restrictions.”

Next month (July 6th), Tamas heads to the Czech Republic to compete in the European Cup. In this competition W1 Archers will be compete separately.

Tamas trains at SportsAble’s weekly Archery sessions. If you would like to try Para Archery but are not a member of SportsAble, don’t worry your first session will be FREE. Please email sportsdevelopmentofficers@sportsable.co.uk or call 01628 627690.