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Godfrey leads the way on day two of World Archery Champs

October 2, 2013 13:44 pm

Three-time Olympian Larry Godfrey was the top British performer on day two of the 2013 World Archery Championships in Belek, Turkey.

The 37-year-old, who lost a one-arrow shoot off to narrowly miss out on a spot in the quarter-finals at London 2012, got his world pursuit up and running as he went in the men’s recurve qualification round.

And Godfrey’s score of 1321 was good enough to see him finish the round in 23rd place as part of a field of 145 competitors.

Also in action in Turkey was 2013 World Games bronze medallist Alan Wills who finished 45th with a score of 1294.

And completing Great Britain’s involvement in the men’s recurve qualification round was Ashe Morgan and his score of 1272 was good enough for 77th.

The trio’s combined total saw Great Britain end the recurve men’s team qualification in 16th while Godfey’s score was added to Naomi Folkard’s for a placing of eighth in the mixed team event.

The duo then saw off the Japanese pairing to reach the quarter-final where their journey was ended by Korea.

Elsewhere in the compound mixed event Danielle Brown and Adam Ravenscroft were unable to advance to the quarter-final after suffering a 150-148 loss to South Africa.

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