Archers Folkard and Huston book their Olympic spots

Naomi Folkard and Patrick Huston have today been named as the two archers who will represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

It will be a fourth Olympic Games appearance for Folkard who made her Games debut at Athens 2004 before competing at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

For 20-year-old Huston it will be a first Olympic Games appearance after competing in the individual and team events at last year’s World Championships in Copenhagen.  Huston secured a quota place at Rio 2016 for Team GB after a third-place finish at this year’s European Championships in Nottingham.

Both will compete in the individual recurve event in Rio after Huston’s success in Nottingham was followed up by Folkard who earned quota spot after finishing second at the World Cup in Antalya, Turkey.

Team GB have won nine medals in archery – including two golds – since the sport made its first appearance at the Games in 1900.

The selected athletes are:

Naomi Folkard, 32, hometown Leamington Spa

Patrick Huston, 20, Belfast