Olympic archer is on target for gold

First published in Sportsview

KIDDERMINSTER-based Olympic archer Naomi Folkard is aiming to add to her collection of silverware at the European Outdoor Archery Championships, which are being held in Armenia this week.

Folkard was handed a bye in the round of 64 and will now face Slovakia’s Longova Alexandra in the last 48 of the women’s recurve.

She will be able to use her experience of competing in three Olympic Games.

Folkard is current World Games champion and was part of the silver medal Commonwealth team in 2010 with Amy Oliver.

The 12-strong British contingent are hoping to build on their success in both the recurve and compound disciplines.

The team includes six female and six male athletes who will compete in both individual and team events.

In the recurve discipline, Folkard and Larry Godfrey, who achieved a mixed recurve team bronze medal at the recent Archery World Cup in Shanghai, hope to continue their success, both as a pair and individually.

Also hoping for victory are the remaining members of the recurve team, which include George Harding, Ashe Morgan, Amy Oliver and Nicky Hunt.

Representing Great Britain in the compound discipline are Duncan Busby, Adam Ravenscroft and Lucy O’Sullivan.

Lloyd Brown, Olympic coach of Archery GB, said: “The team has had a great year so far with many breakthroughs. They are a strong team who work well together and we are hopeful of what they will be able to achieve at the championships.”

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