Tori Dunn to shoot at world championships

READY: Brimpaen's Tori Dunn will compete at the World Field Archery Championships in the USA. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

READY: Brimpaen's Tori Dunn will compete at the World Field Archery Championships in the USA. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

BRIMPAEN archer Tori Dunn is ready to compete at the world championships.

Dunn left the country yesterday for the USA, where she will shoot at the International Field Archery Association World Field Archery Championships in Yankton, South Dakota.

She has also been invited to compete as a guest at the National Field Archery Association Outdoor National Championships, which are immediately before the world championships.

Dunn will be ineligible to win the American national event because she is from Australia, but will be able to test herself against competitors she will face at the world championships.

The American championships start on July 30, with the world championships commencing on August 4.

Dunn is in the best form of her career and set three national records at the Australian Field Archery Championships in Hervey Bay, Queensland, in April.

Her score of 400 at the nationals was only 14 points off the world record.

She has already won a world title in the female bowhunter recurve at the last world championships in Argentina in 2012.

Dunn said her form was still strong as she prepared for the world championships.

"I've had a couple of shoots recently and I'm shooting quite well, and feeling good physically," she said.

"I feel like I can shoot as well, if not better than I shot previously.

"Personal bests are really what I'm after, and if I can do that, everything will go well."

Dunn will be part of a 25-person Australian contingent at the championships.

She said it was a tough decision to compete at the American championships immediately before the world event.

"My initial concern was that 10 days is a lot of archery, but I think I've got the fitness to get through all those days," she said.

"Some of the American women will be shooting both, so if they can do it I can.

"It will get all the cobwebs out and be a good lead-up to the worlds, and there won't be a lot of pressure on me so I can just go out and shoot some arrows."

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