It would be remiss not to use an archery term to describe Elizabeth Hole’s magical 2018 – especially when it sums it up so perfectly.
Bullseye. Perfect. Right on target.
The Liverpool City Archers member – who picked up the sport via You Tube – won five gold medals at the recent national championships in Victoria.
It follows on from the 62-year-old becoming the field world champion in her age group (60-69) at the 2018 World Archery Masters Championship at Lausanne, Switzerland in August.
She has come along way since wanting to try archery after watching Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Even longer when you consider she had to overcome thyroid cancer.
But 2018 has been her year.
She came third at the Australian Open field championships.
This was followed by gold at the NSW State Indoor Competition and NSW State Short Course, silver at the NSW Field Course and a gold medal and Australia record at the NSW State Target Competition.
Add in her success at the nationals and world championships and she was the logical choice for the Masters Athlete of the Year at the recent NSW Champions of Sport event.
She said it was “unbelievable” and was “still in shock” with the accolade.
Her next big target is the World Field Championships.