World ti­tle seals slam for Dig­weed

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Ge­orge Dig­weed is cel­e­brat­ing his 21st world ti­tle af­ter com­plet­ing an un­prece­dented grand slam of World and Euro­pean Sport­ing and Com­pak ti­tles in Spain last week. The Wit­ter­sham based 49-year-old shooter is the old­est ever world cham­pion af­ter lead­ing from the open­ing day, see­ing off the chal­lenge of French shoot­ers Bastien Havart and Charles Bar­dou, and Amer­i­can Brad Kidd. Dig­weed took a big step to­wards the ti­tle by start­ing with a 25/25 but a 22/25 on his fi­nal and hard­est lay­out left the door open for the oth­ers. The French pair shot 192/200 and 191/200 re­spec­tively, leav­ing Kidd to score 50/50 to win or 49/50 to force a shoot off. He fin­ished with 48, con­firm­ing Dig­weed as cham­pion. Dig­weed was happy how he per­formed in 40C heat and is al­ready look­ing for­ward to de­fend his ti­tle in Por­tu­gal next year. More than 960 com­peti­tors rep­re­sent­ing 33 na­tions took part.

WYE WIN­NERS: From left, Ben Roger, Francescah Hay­ward, Cllr Tony Shoults, Lisa Foad and Chuck Rid­yard

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