Archers join Team GB for Minsk 2019 European Games
Minsk 2019

Archers join Team GB for Minsk 2019 European Games

24 May 2019 / 15:28
Team GB today confirmed the selection of eight archers for the Minsk 2019 European Games, bringing the selected delegation size to 101.

Six recurve archers, among them Rio 2016 Olympians Naomi Folkard and Patrick Huston, and two compound archers will compete across seven days of competition at Minsk 2019.

This follows the main team announcement on Tuesday which saw 93 athletes across 10 sports selected.

Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete across 10 days in 200 different medal events in Minsk, with the Opening and Closing Ceremony being held in the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium.
 
Minsk 2019 represents the last senior multi-sport event prior to next summer’s Olympic Games and will provide invaluable experience for the British athletes hoping to travel to Tokyo. Team GB will compete at Minsk 2019 in archery, badminton, boxing, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis and wrestling.
 
The Games is also an important qualification step on the road to Tokyo 2020 for some sports, with direct qualification of quota places for three sports – archery, shooting and table tennis – and important ranking points for others. 

Coverage of the European Games will be shown on BT Sport, providing daily, live coverage of the Games throughout each day of competition.

Archers selected for Minsk 2019:

Recurve women:
Naomi Folkard
Bryony Pitman
Sarah Bettles

Recurve men:
Tom Hall
Alexander Wise
Patrick Huston

Compound woman:
Lucy Mason

Compound man:
Adam Ravenscroft