Stefan Gies

Nationality: German

Discipline: Compound Target

Archery Career Span: 13 Years

Performance Archery Coaching Period: 2008 – present

Major Achievements:

  • 3rd Place at the British University Outdoor Championships 2010
  • 2nd Place at the British University Outdoor Championships 2011
  • Scottish Indoor Team Champion 2011 with Edinburgh University Archery Club
  • 3rd Place at the German Outdoor Disabled Championships (Mens Open Compound) 2011

Coaching Story:

Having joined Edinburgh University in 2008 I already had a lot of Archery experience, sadly not a lot of success.
I was back then shooting Recurve and the support I received from Alistair was astounding. His ability to adjust his coaching to an individual allowed him to quickly isolate my weaknesses and make good improvements to my shooting form.
Due to stability issues I faced because of spastic diplegia (a form of cerebral palsy) we decided in 2009 to switch to Compound. Alistairs great dedication and commitment have since then allowed me to be successful at the sport and make progress year after year since then. As I am looking to get a spot on the German Paralympic Squad I rely on him for advice on all aspects of my shooting.
 

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