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Folkard tops national rankings for 13th year
5:11pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sportsview
LEADING international archer Naomi Folkard has topped the UK target rankings for the 13th time after another year of superb shooting.
The rankings are based on best scores during the outdoor season, three twelve dozen FITA rounds and two FITA 70m rounds.
Folkard, who lives in Kidderminster, secured 5309 points, well ahead of all rivals. Jeanetta Braun (Brent Valley) was second (5184), Rebecca Martin (Trent Valley) third (5180) and Amy Oliver (Dearne Valley) fourth (5127).
Her success is even more impressive as she lost her lottery funding after a disappointing display at the London Olympics, unlike many of her rivals.
Folkard first topped the rankings at the age of 16 in 2000, and except for a break in 2003, when she was unable to compete, she has held on to the number one position.
The greatest achievement of the year for Folkard was to win gold in the World Games in Colombia.
She was honoured by World Archery with an invitation to be in a four man team representing Europe versus Asia in a special event to celebrate the opening of Istanbul’s historic archery field, the Okmeydani.
Other major successes of the year included wins at the UK Masters and the British Target Championships. Folkard has also broken three national records.
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