Matt Stutzman achieved a distance of 310 yards to break his own record ©Getty Images

American archer Matt Stutzman has broken his own world record for the furthest accurate shot, setting a new mark of 310 yards.

The 33-year-old, dubbed the “Armless Archer”, shoots using his feet and previously achieved the world record with a compound bow by his a target from 230 yards.

His attempt came ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he claimed the silver medal in the men's individual compound after losing the final 6-4 to Finland’s Jere Forsberg.

While he has held the official record for the past four-years, Stutzman and fellow archers have unofficially shot further distances, leading to the American to attempt the feat once more.

Having shot 310 yards, nearly six times the distance he shoots from during Paralympic competitions, the American solidified his claim to the record with USA Archery judges and Guinness World Records staff verifying their achievement.

“What a day, 310 yards the new Guinness world record for the longest accurate archery shot,” Stutzman wrote on Facebook following the event at the Michael Johnson Performance Centre in Dallas.

“I want to say thanks for all the support from my family, friends, coaches, agents and sponsors I could not have done it without all their support.”

Matt Stutzman earned silver at London 2012 but is targeting gold at next year's Paralympic Games in Rio
Ameircan Matt Stutzman earned a Paralympic silver medal at London 2012 but is targeting gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Stutzman, one of five American athletes receiving sponsorship from energy company BP in the build-up to Rio 2016, has enjoyed a successful year on the circuit having won team gold at the World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany.

Additionally, he also clinched silver at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games after being beaten to the title by team-mate Andre Shelby.

The American is hoping to improve on his London 2012 perofrmance by winning a gold medal at Rio 2016.

“Four years ago, no one knew who I was, so I felt like I was there to prove a point," he said.

“This time, everyone knows who I am, so my approach to Rio is a little different.

“I want to show them that I can be the best in the world and win a gold, and the training aspect of things is more about remaining calm and feeling my shots.”

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