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Record-breaker Patrick Huston on target for final date in Archery National Series

By Steven Beacom

Published 18/08/2015

Big target: 19-year-old Patrick Huston wants to be on the plane to Rio next summer
Big target: 19-year-old Patrick Huston wants to be on the plane to Rio next summer

Belfast teenager Patrick Huston has produced a stunning record- breaking performance at stage six of Archery GB's National Series.

Competing at Exmouth in England at the weekend, the 19-year-old shot a score of 348 in the World Archery 1440 70 metre category.

That was good enough to eclipse a whole series of previous bests in the sport. In what was a superb display Huston broke the British senior and junior records, the world junior record, the European junior and senior records and the Northern Ireland record.

Such was his accuracy he was only four points short of the world senior record... and all this before reaching his 20th birthday. As well as smashing records, the young Ulsterman qualified for the prestigious National Series Grand Finals in Nottingham later this month, having won stage six.

In total 32 archers will compete at the grand final at Wollaton Hall on August 29-30 to determine Britain's best with Huston hoping to win in the Recurve discipline.

Earlier this year, Huston, a multiple junior world champion, competed in the senior World Championships for the first time while earlier this month he became British Target Champion.

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