British women shine at Archery World Championships in Turkey

02 October 2013 / 14:30

Becky Martin led the way as all three British women progressed to the last 32 of the individual recurve at the World Championships however the same fate wasn’t shared by their male counterparts.

Martin defeated Kaori Kawanaka, who won Olympic archery team bronze with Japan at London 2012, 6-4 in the second round in Antalya having beaten Un Hyang Ryu of North Korea by the same scoreline first time out.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So happy with how I shot today! Won both my matches so I&#39;m through to the 1/16! Well done <a href="">@2012amy</a> <a href="">@ArcherNomes</a> too! <a href="">@worldarchery</a> <a href=";src=hash">#GoGirls</a>!</p>&mdash; Becky Martin (@archerybecky) <a href="">October 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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London 2012 Olympians Naomi Folkard and Amy Oliver both also recorded two victories to reach round three – the former seeing off Carla Frangilli and Reena Parnat and the latter Enkhtuya Altangerel then Chia-Hung Wu.

But, while all three British women entered into the Olympic recurve discipline remain in with a shout of a medal, the same cannot be said of the men’s trio as Larry Godfrey, Alan Wills and Ashe Morgan lost their first-round matches.

Godfrey was the best individual British performer at the Olympics last summer, reaching the round of 16, but lost to Baasanjav Dolgorsuren in Turkey while Wills fell to Guillermo Aguilar Gimpel and Morgan to Chol Jon.

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