A 20th world title for Digweed
George Digweed won his 20th World Championship in style at the World Compak Sporting Championships held at the Olympic shooting ranges in Nicosia, South Cyprus over the weekend.
The three day Championship consisted of 200 targets shot in rounds of 25, with 75 being shot on the first two days and 50 on the final day.
One target behind Italian Marco Battisti after the first day after recording a 74/75, George drew level on day two with 75/75 and secured victory with a faultless display on the last morning, giving victory to him by one target from the Italian and three from Frenchman Christophe Auvret. Georges 199ex200 is the highest score to ever be shot in the World Compak Championship and his World Record score of 200/200 set in France in 1997 still remains unequalled.
The win gives the Sussex shooter the notable distinction of being the first person ever to be ranked World Number One at both International Sporting disciplines at the same time. Digweed also teamed up with Jamie Brightman and Cheryl Hall to take Gold for Great Britain in the team event from France and Portugal.
Speaking after the event, Digweed said he was very pleased with the victory, especially as the conditions were not favourable to shoot big scores, as temperatures on most days at the ground topped 36 degrees, and with a lot of wind in the afternoon.
This result tops another good year for George, which has seen him win two Pan African Championships, two European Championships and the World Cup, alongside a host of other successes.
Congratulations to George and all the team for their stellar performances in Cyprus.