You may recall at the end of May we met up with Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic Archery teams at Lilleshall National Sport Centre & Conferencing Centre where we presented the benefits of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training. You can read more about this in our first blog, POWERbreathe for Olympic and Paralympic Archery Team Members. Now, at the end of June, we thought we’d pop in to the Paralympic Archery centre in Lilleshall again to re-test three of the archers who were there and see if their breathing parameter results had improved. We checked in with Jo Frith, Mel Clarke and Tania Nadarajah. Results after 4-weeks’ POWERbreathe Training Jo, Mel and Tania’s results all showed excellent improvements across all breathing parameters! Their Coach, Matt McGovan, was also very impressed with their results but nonetheless subtly adjusted their method of using POWERbreathe to suit the needs of their sport, archery. Great result too at the World Paralympic Championships! Some of GB’s archers went head-to-head to represent Great Britain at this year’s World Championships in Copenhagen and the World Paralympic Championships in Donaueschingen.
- POWERbreathe user Jo Frith was one of three to come top in her category, W1 Women.
- Amy Oliver and Nicky Hunt, also POWERbreathe users, came top in their category, Recurve Women.
- POWERbreathe user Tania Nadarajah was one of three to come top in her category, Recurve Women Open.
And now the teams have been named… World Archery Championships - This competition runs from 26 July to 2 August. The archers selected for the World Archery Championships and Olympic qualifier in Copenhagen are:
- Recurve women: Amy Oliver (POWERbreathe user), Naomi Folkard, Nicky Hunt (POWERbreathe user)
World Archery Para Championships - This competition runs from 23 to 30 August. The archers representing Great Britain at the World Archery Para Championships and Paralympic qualifier in Donaueschingen are:
- W1 women: Jo Frith (POWERbreathe user), Jessica Stretton, Vicky Jenkins