Olympic Torch gets Sea Angling Lift
Former sea angling world champion, Chris Clark, has carried the Olympic Torch through Lymington, watched by 20,000 people.
Video footage of Chris's run is available HERE
“Carrying the Torch was even more satisfying personally than winning my first world championships, and it was a great day for angling.”
Since competing in his first World Shore Championship in 1990, Chris has won 20 world medals for shore angling: gold, silver and bronze as an individual; gold, silver and bronze as a team member; and gold, silver and bronze as a manager of the England junior team.
For several years in the late nineties Chris was ranked as the No1 in the World but a horrific accident in 2001 has seen him only fish a few times at international level in recent years. Since his accident Chris now mainly concentrates on his role of manager of the England junior team. His daughter, Lucy Jones, nominated Chris to be a torchbearer in recognition of his achievements and his work with young people.
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