Baku 2015: Olympic selection is all to play for, says Hunt

17 June 2015 / 04:46

Nicky Hunt won double gold at last year's Commonwealth Games but is taking nothing for granted on the road to Rio.

Hunt and fellow British archers Naomi Folkard and Amy Oliver narrowly lost to Georgia in the first round of the team competition at the European Games in Baku.

Despite Team GB taking an early lead in the match, Georgia won the decisive final set by just one point.

Hunt will now refocus her sights on the World Championships in Copenhagen later this month but knows nothing is decided in terms on selection.

"The team isn't fixed yet," she said. "We've got a selection shot before the World Championships. 

"Naomi and Amy are well ahead but there are four or five on us in this team and only three available slots, so we've got to work hard to push each other on. Anyone one of those five could be in the team for Rio."

Hunt will now face Folkard in the first round on the individual competition on Wednesday. The three-time Olympian narrowly missed a team medal at the 2004 Olympics and admitted frustration with the performance in Baku.

"No-one was dominant, we both shot some good points and also gave each other opportunities," said Folkard.

"It's a little bit frustrating to be that close to winning."

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