New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) Para archer Jonathon ‘Jono’ Milne and his Australian Compound Men’s team stunned the world’s No.1 ranked team, India, to seal the bronze medal at the World Cup 2 in Yechon, Korea.

Milne, Bailey Wildman, and Brandon Hawes secured Australia’s first team medal since 2016 and first medal since 2017 were the 11th-seeded team in the international. They defeated Korea and lost to Turkiye, before beating India in a drama-charged shoot off.

Both teams shot 233 in regulation, they then shot perfect tiebreaks. However, Australia was awarded the bronze by a matter of millimetres because it landed an arrow closer to the middle.

Milne, a two-time Paralympian who won the bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, said the team responded when it counted most.

“It’s a bit of a surprise,” Milne told World Archery. “We can all shoot well but it just comes down to being able to do it on the day.

“Today there were a couple of loose ones in there but when it came time to get them in the middle, we got them in there so, that’s all that counts.”

“It’s a big surprise, I knew I had it in me but to come out and do it when it counts is what matters.”

Milne is back in action today at 3pm AEST time, aiming for another medal in the Individual Elimination.

Photos: World Archery

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