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John Sets New Irish Record at 50m

John Smith won his first round match against the 36th placed archer Li Xiang An Noel from Singapore with a score of 144 Vs 134. John then progressed to the final 16 to be eliminated by the number 4 placed archer from qualifying. Despite being knocked out John  managed to break his previously held record for 15 arrows shot at 50m with a score of 144 out of 150. John was defeated in the second elimination round by the fourth ranked Abhishek Verma from India by a narrow margin but not before John broke the record in the first half hour of competition. The record was previously held by John which stood at 142 out of 150. John spoke afterwords with press officer Jolie Niland saying “I am really gutted that I didn’t do as well as I did last year but to be able to shoot a new Irish record is something to be proud of,”.  More detailed results can be found at