Baku 2015: We'll be ready for team event, says Folkard

16 June 2015 / 13:46

Three-time Olympian Naomi Folkard admitted there was work to do after a mixed performance in the archery ranking round at the European Games in Baku.

Folkard and British team-mate Nicky Hunt will now face each other in the first round of the individual event on Thursday and combine with team-mate Amy Oliver in Wednesday's team competition, where Team GB will be seeded 12th.

“Results wise it was pretty average, but my main aim coming was not really the result," said Folkard, who scored 633 to rank 25th.

"I have been struggling with some mental things and a couple of technical things, so they were my main priority.

"I coped quite well with my technical issue, I stayed quite consistent throughout. Mentally I started off well but I wasn't able to maintain my goals right through to the end, which was a little bit disappointing.

"We need to calm down, chill out and chat about it and then we'll be ready for tomorrow.”

Hunt was pleased with her individual performance, she ranked 40th, but disappointed she'll be taking on team-mate Folkard in the first round.

"There's 64 women so that is quite annoying, but the positive of that is that we are going to have a Great Britain athlete through to the next round," she said,

“I'm really pleased with qualifying. It pretty much went to plan. I started off really well. There was a tiny hiccup in the first part of the second half, but I managed to get it back together which is the important thing, so I'm happy."

Elsewhere, Oliver ranked 53rd while sole Team GB men's entrant, Kieran Slater, finished 43rd.

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