ARCHERY: Olympian Williamson bags a double

Team GB London 2012 archers (from left) Naomi Folkard, Simon Terry and Alison Williamson pose at Oxford RFC

Team GB London 2012 archers (from left) Naomi Folkard, Simon Terry and Alison Williamson pose at Oxford RFC

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THREE of Britain’s Olympic team were in Oxford last weekend to take part in the first Archery GB National Series tournament of the year.

Alison Williamson, Naomi Folkard and Simon Terry, who will all be competing at London 2012, provided the star turns – and it was the former who shone.

Williamson celebrated securing a place at her sixth Olympic Games by winning the event at Oxford RFC, North Hinksey.

She beat fellow London Olympian Folkard to the top prize in the women's recurve tournament after two days of competition hosted by Oxford Archers.

Williamson’s dominance of the recurve continued when she saw off Folkard 6-4 in the final of the head-to-heads, and then finished on top in the International Archery Federation (FITA) round.

Defending champion Terry suffered a surprise defeat to Tom Barber in the head-to-head round of 16.

But he bounced back 24 hours later to come out on top in the FITA round.

Marc Tamlyn, of Oxford Archers, was pleased with how the tournament went.

He said: “We had a national record shot in the men’s compound head-to-head final.

“Adam Ravenscroft shot 149 out of a possible 150, a fantastic achievement. The one arrow in the nine was only about 1mm out as well!”

RESULTS

HEAD-TO-HEADS

Women’s Recurve: 1 A Williamson, 2 N Folkard, 3 C Burgess. Men’s Recurve: 1 M Peart, 2 M Webb, 3 J Shales. Women’s Compound: 1 C Westman, 2 E Terry, 3 P Burfitt. Men’s Compound: 1 A Ravenscroft, 2 D Busby, 3 L Grimwood.

FITA

Women’s Recurve: 1 A Williamson 1317pts, 2 N Folkard 1310, 3 J Braun 1255. Men’s Recurve: 1 S Terry 1290, 2 J Shales 1262, 3 B Lowe 1255. Men’s Compound: 1 D Busby 1387, 2 C White 1381, 3 A Ravenscroft 1373.

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