Perse pupils hit the target at English Schools Long Range Championships
Sasha Karabasova (left) and Lydia Balon
Perse shooters were on target with success in the English Schools Long Range Championships at Bisley.
Participants had to fire 20 shots at a target from a distance of 50 metres with the added disadvantage of a wind of between 12 and 16mph to contend with during the competition.
Tisa Manandhar (Year 11) came out on top in a field of 141 shooters to win the overall individual competition with a stunning total of 196.10 out of 200 – more than two points clear of her nearest rival.
She also won the 15-year-old age group as a result, while her first round score of 100.06 from her opening 10 shots proved to be the highest round score of the day, with six of those shots landing inside a five-millimetre dotted target within the bullseye itself.
Lydia Balon (Year 11) was third overall, with her total of 193.06 enough to also clinch the 16-year-old age category honours.
She also claimed the junior pairs title with Sasha Karabasova (Year 11), who fired 188.07 in the individual section, with their combined score of 381.13 topping the board and seeing them take bronze in the senior pairs section as well.
Tisa Manandhar linked up with Arushi Mandal (Year 11) in the junior pairs and they finished eighth with 370.12.
The Perse quartet of Tisa, Lydia, Sasha and Arushi fell just short of the podium in the team competition, finishing fourth with a total of 751.25.
Perse individual scores: Tisa Manandhar 196.10; Lydia Balon 193.06; Sasha Karabasova 188.07; Sophie Edwards 183.04; Alessandra French 183.02; Vikram Sengupta 182.04; Andrew Hughes 181.05; Trinny Duncan 181.03; Amy Xu 180.02; Iona Woods 179.02; Mathew Dougherty 176.02; Wendy Hau 175.03; Arushi Mandal 174.02; Rizwaan Baig 173.03; Millie Reynolds 172.01.
Listen to Tisa, Sasha and Lydia give their thoughts on how the competition went and look ahead to next month’s British Schools Championships.