Teen's path to archery title hardly straight shot


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Elizabeth Lynch practices archrey with her bow after winning the IFAA World Championship.


Elizabeth Lynch practices archrey with her bow after winning the IFAA World Championship.


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In the case of Elizabeth Lynch, practice didn’t make perfect and almost killed her.

The Jennings County High School student drew back a bow hundreds of times as she worked to become one of the top athletes in Olympic style archery. In March 2012, her hard work paid off with a National Field Archery Association national championship in the junior division for ages 13 to 16.

Two weeks after her national title, her right arm began to swell and turn purple.

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