Ruben Vanhollebeke takes European title among athletes with a visual impairment
The two-time and reigning world champion defeated the Cypriot Christos Misos 6-0 in the decisive game. “It was again a fantastic experience, the organization of the tournament was superb. Despite the very warm conditions, we were able to keep our cool and we won the final 6-0. I am very satisfied with what I have achieved in my career he responded.
A day earlier, Kathleen Meurrens lost in the quarterfinals to Orjales Vidal from Spain (4-6) in the category V2/3. For the shooter from Jabbeke it was her first major tournament. “I was quite nervous before the start of the race, but very curious to see how it went. I am very satisfied with my qualifications, in which I remained calm, despite the fact that other people were also shooting next to me,” he said. they record.
In the Compound Men Open, a Paralympic discipline, the third Belgian participant Piotr Van Montagu (who was born without arms) had to bow his head to the Frenchman Guérin in the eighth final. In the visually impaired category, the targets are 30 meters from the shooters. Just like in the Compound Open, the shooters compete one on one against each other. But this does not add the arrows within each series to get a total. Each streak won is worth 2 points and the first shooter to reach 6 points wins the match.