Decatur man 2nd in national archery contest

By Russell Moore
DAILY Sports Writer

A second-place finish in a national archery competition would be enough to make most people brag.

DAILY Photo by Dan Henry
Decatur's Chuck Kimball beat out many more experienced archers in finishing second in a national competition in St. Louis.
But not for Decatur's Chuck Kimball.

He apparently doesn't wish to make any noise about his accomplishments, even if he did so as a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

"He's a very humble man, soft-spoken and courteous," said Carl Flemons, who is also a paralyzed veteran and president of the Mid-South Chapter of the PVA in Memphis.

Kimball, 45, returned home this week after winning a medal in archery at the 24th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in St. Louis.

He finished second in the class II novice division of an event called archery paraplegic with compound bow.

This was his first attempt at the Wheelchair Games, which offer competition in sports such as