Kieran Slater made it through to the last 32. A final 10 gave him a 6-5 victory over Poland's Maciej Faldzinski before he lost 7-3 to France's Jerome Bidault. And there were last 48 places for other podium potential archers. Sean Evans went down 6-0 to Germany's Florian Kahllund, but only after a convincing 7-3 win over local archer Ludovic Tarrade. Ashe Morgan went out at the same stage, beaten by Michael Sanna. But he too showed great promise, beating Switzerland's Rafael Friere dos Santos 6-0.
Glen Croft and Andrew Randal went out in the opening round. After a hard battle Glen finally went down 4-6 to Louis Delaire of France and Norway's Paul Andre Hagen beat Andrew 7-3.
There was an early exit, too, for Nicky Hunt in the women's competition. She was beaten 6-2 by Ukrainian Kateryna Palekha in the opening match. Becky Martin and Bryony Pitman made is safely through to the final 32, Bryony beating Switzerland's Celine Schobinger 7-3 and Becky securing a 7-1 win over France's Laurie Lecointre. Naomi went through on a bye.
That's when things started to go wrong. Naomi came agonisingly close to reaching the last 16. It all came down to the final arrow. She shot an eight but Ukraine's Kateryna Yavorska shot a 10 to take the match 6-5. And Becky came up against on-form Elena Richter. The German won 6-0 and went on to beat Yavorska and France's Cyrielle Cotry to secure a semi-final place.
The only woman to make it through to the next round was Bryony Pitman who beat France's Noemie Brianne 7-3. And she almost made it though to the quarter finals, denied at the last moment by Cotry in a one-arrow shoot-off. Bryony shot a six but Cotry scored nine and took the match 6-5.
In the team event, Britain's men - Larry Godfrey, Kieran Slater and Ashe Morgan - overpowered Slovenia 215-203 in the opening match to reach the quarter finals, where they lost 211-214 to the eventual gold medallists, France. Russia took silver and the bronze went to Spain. Britain's women suffered a similar fate. Naomi Folkard, Becky Martin and Bryony Pitman lost out to their Dutch rivals by a single point, 196 to 197. The eventual medal winners were: gold - Ukraine, silver - Poland, bronze - Germany.
Larry Godfrey and Naomi Folkard lost out to Alberto Zagami and Sara Violi of Italy in the quarter finals of the mixed team competition. Italy eventually went on to win bronze with Russia beating the Ukraine to take gold.
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