Williamson wins series-opener

13 May 2012 / 20:31

Alison Williamson celebrated selection to her sixth Olympic Games by coming out on top in the first Archery GB National Series tournament of the year in Oxford on Sunday.

Williamson, who was nominated as the third member of the women's team for London 2012 this week, beat team-mate Naomi Folkard to the gold medal, with Charlotte Burgess taking third in the women's recurve event.

"It's been a fantastic week, securing my place at the London Olympics and now winning this weekend," Williamson said.

"It sets me up well for the European Championships, which take place in Amsterdam later this month, and is all part of the build up to the Olympic tournament at Lord's."

Michael Peart, who is first reserve for the Olympics, won the men's competition while Simon Terry, who will compete in London, had to settle for third behind Jon Shales.