Olympic24: Medal double for Patrick Huston at archery Europeans

Olympic24: Medal double for Patrick Huston at archery Europeans

30 May 2016 / 09:14

It was a busy day of Olympic sport with European medals in archery and gymnastics, while Andy Murray is hitting form at the French Open and Katarina Johnson-Thompson secures the Olympic qualifying standard. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours:

  • Medal double for British archer Patrick Huston
  • Nile Wilson revels in European gymnastics medal
  • Semi-final exit at BMX Worlds for Liam Phillips
  • Andy Murray looking good at Roland Garros
  • Heptathlete Johnson-Thompson excited by form 
  • Four medals for Brits at rowing World Cup in Lucerne

Huston takes medal double at European archery


Patrick Huston secured a medal double at archery’s European Championships in Nottingham.

Huston secured recurve bronze and then joined forces with Larry Godfrey and Kieran Slater to take silver in the team event, narrowly losing out to Russia in a gold medal shoot-off.

“It feels amazing,” said Huston. “My form is still not quite where I want it but I knew everyone was behind me and it’s a brilliant feeling. A first senior European medal is a big pat on the back for me.”

Wilson revels in historic European gymnastics gold

Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson hopes he can repeat his landmark European title in Rio as he continued preparation for the Olympic Games by becoming the first Team GB male to win the high bar title.

Wilson, the last to complete his routine in Bern, scored 15.300 points to overtake team-mate Kristian Thomas, who scored silver with 15.000 points.

And 20-year-old Wilson said: “That feeling is just incredible.

“You train your whole life for moments like that standing on the top of podium singing the national anthem with a gold medal. 
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Phillips looks to Rio after World Championships


Former world champion Liam Phillips has reset his sights on Rio after a disappointing BMW World Championships in Colombia.

Phillips exited in the semi-finals, the same stage that Olympic champion Maris Strombergs and London 2012 silver medallist Sam Willoughby crashed out.

“I’m looking forward to getting home and doing some good work, building towards the big one in Rio,” he said.

Murray secures comfortable progress to French Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray French Open

Andy Murray moved into the last eight of the French Open with an impressive straight sets victory over John Isner in a game interrupted by the weather.

The Scot has made the semi-finals in Paris in each of the last two years, and battled past the giant Isner in a 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win.

Murray will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals after he saw off Japan's Kei Nishikori in four sets.

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Johnson-Thompson cruises past Olympic qualification mark


Katarina Johnson-Thompson surpassed the heptathlon Olympic qualification standard emphatically as she sets her sights on competing in Rio this summer.

The 23-year-old made a supreme start to the Hypo-Meeting on Saturday in Gotzis, setting personal bests in the 100m hurdles, high jump and 200m. 

In a major competition for the first time this year following knee surgery, Johnson-Thompson returned on Sunday to register 6.17m in the long jump, 36.66m in the javelin and stopped the clock at 2 minutes 7.64 seconds in the 800m. 

It was enough to score Johnson-Thompson – 15th in London 2012 – a total of 6,304 points.

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British rowers looking good at World Cup

GB Rowers

British rowers secured four medals at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne - with the men’s four - Callum McBrierty, Moe Sbihi, George Nash and Alex Gregory - edging out Australia to take gold.

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