Digweed on target with world title number 20

George Digweed
George Digweed

SHOOTING superstar George Digweed has won an incredible 20th World Championship.

The Northiam-based marskman triumphed in style at the World Compak Sporting Championships held at the Olympic shooting ranges in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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 at the end of the first day after recording a 74/75, Digweed drew level on day two with 75/75 and secured victory with a faultless display on the last morning, giving him victory by one target from the Italian and three from Frenchman Christophe Auveret.

Digweed’s total of 199/200 is the highest score to ever be shot in the World Compak Championship and is one shy of his world record score of 200/200 set in France in 1997.

The win gives Digweed 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.

Afterwards he said he was very pleased with the victory, especially as the conditions were not favourable to shoot big scores with temperatures on most days topping 36degC, as well as a lot of wind in the afternoon.

This result tops another good year which has seen Digweed win two Pan African Championships, two European Championships and the World Cup, alongside a host of other successes.