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July 10, 2004

Dingwall archer for World Championships

From: grampian tv, UK - Jul 10, 2004

A Highland teenager has overcome his handicap to be chosen to represent his country in the World Field Archery Championships. Andrew Begg, who's profoundly deaf, is preparing to take on some of the world's best in the United States later this month.

Fifteen year old Andrew Begg is current holder of the Scottish indoor and outdoor junior titles. The Dingwall teenager, who's profoundly deaf, only took up archery three years ago. A member of the Inverness Club, he's about to travel to the United States where he'll represent Great Britain in the World Field Archery Championships.

The championships in New York State involves a gruelling five day shoot out in which Andrew will face some of the world's best archers. The woodland course has twenty eight targets, including some uphill, downhill and across water. Andrew leaves for the States next Tuesday. Between now and then he'll be keeping his eye in to ensure he's on target to face the tough competition.

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