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Archers hit the target

Team GB archers Alison Williamson and Larry Godfrey won their first National Series Grand Final titles in Oxford.

Godfrey, the best of th...

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Yorkshire's Oliver enjoys archery high

Rotherham archer Amy Oliver marked Yorkshire Day with the best win of her career to defeat world number one Deepika Kumari before exiting the wo...

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Oliver stuns Kumari

British archer Amy Oliver pulled off a stunning result to beat world number one Deepika Kumari in the first-round of the women's competition at ...

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GB archery hopes on Oliver's shoulders

Team GB's hopes of a women's archery medal lie with Olympic debutant Amy Oliver after experienced pair Naomi Folkard and Alison Williamson were ...

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Folkard beaten by Avitia

Team GB archer Naomi Folkard exited the women's individual competition after losing her round of 32 match to Mariana Avitia.

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
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  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Atlanta 1996
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Barcelona 1992
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

The oldest and most experienced member of the British archery team in the 2012 Olympics in London, which will be Alison Williamson's sixth straight Olympic appearance, becoming the fourth Brit to do so. While British teammate Simon Terry took an extended break after his Olympic debut in Barcelona 1992, for Williamson it was the beginning with appearances at every Games since.

Her best performance to date remains her individual bronze medal at Athens 2004 where she became the first British female to win an Olympic archery medal for 96 years. Williamson was introduced to the sport at a young age by her parents but it wasn’t until she was 14 that she took to it with any conviction.

Williamson’s parents are both keen archers. Father Tom is a coach and a former president of GB Archery while mother Sue is also a coach.

She was awarded a scholarship to study at Arizona State University and trained to become a primary school teacher prior to the Athens Games in 2004.

Williamson lists Sir Chris Hoy as her sporting hero and won team silver at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 alongside Naomi Folkard and Amy Oliver, her London 2012 teammates. She was given a MBE in June 2012 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.