Gold Winning Busby Makes Games History

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Gold Winning Busby Makes Games History


Byline: Daniel Schofield

ARCHER Duncan Busby claimed his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and with it made history.

The Heswall-local, who earlier in the week landed team compound gold alongside Liam Grimwood and Chris White, claimed England's 600th gold medal in Commonwealth Games history at the Yamuna Sports Complex in Delhi on Saturday.

Busby arrowed in on England's 22nd Delhi gold with two impressive performances in the quarters and semi-finals, before outscoring his compatriot White six sets to two in a final watched by the full contingent of England's archery squad.

Having never won an archery gold before coming to these Games, England now has four thanks to the men's and women's compound teams, plus nerveless Nicky Hunt in the women's individual compound and of course Busby.

"It could have gone either way but it went my way in the end which is so pleasing," said the 26-year-old.

"It means such a lot to me. England have taken all the medals in compound archery this time and that's very important this close to an Olympics. …

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