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Archer Nathan is golden boy

A DUMFRIES archer struck gold in the Czech Republic last month.

Nathan Macqueen won in the compound open at the European Para Cup. He took an impressive gold medal against Ukraine’s Serhiy Atamanenko.

Sharing the joy of his win, Nathan said: “I’m over the moon to have been able to medal out here, I was using the event to test things out leading up to the Worlds so am feeling pretty confident about things going forward.”

The 29-year-old is an all-round sportsman who played rugby for Glasgow Warriors at under 18 level before he was involved in a serious motorbike accident when he was 17.

Before his accident, Nathan was part of Scotland’s archery team. After he was injured, he took up powerlifting and wheelchair basketball. But following a shoulder injury, he switched back to archery, making his international debut just months before Rio 2016, where he finished a highly respectable ninth.

He has won multiple medals at European and World level and was part of the gold-winning compound open mixed team at the Rome 2022 European Para Archery Championships along with Jessica Stretton. He also won bronze as part of the compound open men’s team at the same event with Jamie Harris.

GOLD MEDAL . . . Nathan Macqueen, pictured centre, won gold for Archery GB at the European Para Cup

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