RUGBY duo Iris Bingham and Graeme Mooney returned from Ennigerloh in Germany with gold medals to their name, after a stunning showing at the World Crossbow Shooting Association’s World Outdoor Championships.
The pair were victorious at the Championship despite going into the five-day event following several set backs, with Bingham recovering from shoulder surgery and Mooney having to borrow a bow after breaking his own.
Bingham shot 1115 points over the first two days, including a high score of 196 in the 35m event, whilst Mooney shot 1023 points and a top score of 182 in the same event – winning them an assisted team gold on top of their medals in the men’s and women’s events.
In the team matchplay event – a nine-shot knockout tournament, Bingham decided to place three Team GB rookies in the firing line, which worked wonders as Great Britain went on to claim gold.
Overall, Bingham broke ten World Championship, ten World and ten European records at the tournament, while boosting her overall tally of World Championship gold medals to 41.
Meanwhile, Mooney broke 11 World Championship, six World and six European records over in Germany.