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Bailleul: they have been practicing pole archery for over 50 years!

Saturday June 11, during a championship day, Gustave Penin, 82, and Laurent Lazoore, 58, from the Guilde Saint-Sébastien de Bailleul, were honored for, respectively, 60 and 50 years of practice.



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Laurent Lazoore is president of the Guild of Saint-Sébastien de Bailleul. He fell into it as a child. Selected 10 times in the French team, he participated in the Emperor’s shooting taking place every year, and during which he won 2 individual titles in 1990 and 1991 and 2 times French champion in 2009 and 2010.

Gustave Penin, known as “Gus”, material maintenance manager of the installations, was also twice Emperor. His track record is up to the number of years of practice: 3 times veteran French champion and again 2nd this year, he also won the European team championships, among others. Described by its president as a devoted, diligent, passionate and competitive member, he doesn’t seem to be stopping there despite his 82 years.

To salute this longevity, Jean Fumoux, vice-president of the Union of Archers’ Associations of Northern France, offered a commemorative dish on behalf of the federation. Antony Gautier, mayor of Bailleul, accompanied by Brigitte Galli, 2nd deputy sports delegate, gave the two men a diploma.





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