Young Champions: Local archer finishes 4th in World Championship


It all starts with a deep breath then the rest is like clockwork for Jonathan Hall.

"What's going through my mind is don’t worry about anything else, just worry about what you’re doing and if you make a bad shot don’t worry about it just try your best the next one,” said Jonathan Hall, an 11-year-old archer.

It's not often Jonathan makes a bad shot.

In fact, it's quite the opposite and he has the medals to prove it.

The most recent hardware he added to his collection, a fourth place finish at the World Championships out of 762 athletes.

"When they announced his name I was as happy as I could be and I know he has worked really hard,” said Jennifer Hall, Jonathan’s mom and coach.

"I can't really explain because I am so happy that I got to get to this point in my life and I finally did it. I have been trying to achieve one my goals and I did it finally,” said Jonathan.

Jonathan's first call after his big victory was to the man who introduced him to a bow and arrow, his grandfather.

"He said great job Jonathan we are so proud of you. that made me feel even better than I did before,” said Jonathan.

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