Bryony Going To The Olympics Featured
Worthing Archery Club’s Bryony Pitman proudly showing her letter confirming her GB ladies’ team membership.
The Journey to Tokyo
Bryony competing at the European Field Championships in Italy in 2013. A long way from her start with Worthing juniors in 2008. Inspired by her father – a member of the winning British Field Team that won gold at the World Championships in 1998 – she was intrigued by the sight of his trophies and medals around their home and was determined to follow in his footsteps, competing internationally since 2012 and travelling throughout Europe and the rest of the World.
But, it is in the last five years that she has seen multiple successes with silvers at: at the Nimes indoor World Cup, the Spring Arrows international event, Junior European Championships, Olympic reserve, National Series Final, and to top it off double silver at the World Field Championships.
This inspiring list goes on. Bryony won the first stage of the 2016/17 indoor World Cup in Marrakesh in November 2016. In 2017 it was the indoor World Cup Final, silver and bronze as a Junior at the European Indoor Championships. She won the European Youth Cup and finished 5th at the World Youth Championships. In 2018 Bryony won her first outdoor World Cup medal - silver with the team in Berlin and won the National Series final. 2019 was by far the best year yet, winning the GB selection shoot and shooting some personal bests in the process. And as part of the women’s won a full Olympic quota, bronze at the World Championships and gold at the European Games. Later that year she also won bronze at the European Field Championships.
Of course, Covid halted the competition circuit in 2020, but at the end of the year Bryony won another National Tour final.
Bryony training with her father Gary at Worthing’s target field along with Alec Potts bronze medallist at Rio 2016 in the Australian men’s team.
Will 2021 be the year she tops all her other archery achievements?