Bryony Pitman and Melanie Gaubil. Picture: World Archery
Britain's Bryony Pitman battled hard in the final of the junior women's competition at the Indoor World Archery Cup at Nimes - and came within a hair's breadth of taking gold.
In fact she was only one point behind France's Melanie Gaubil in each set - but there was still a broad smile as she took the silver.
Yesterday, juniors Pip Taylor and Alyssia Tromans-Ansell also made it into the last 32. Pip's progress was blocked by France's Marie Cognet and Alyssia's by the third seed, Italian Loredana Spera.
In the senior competitions, recurver Tom Hall qualified in 32nd spot - and found himself up against top seed Brady Ellison. He put up a brave fight and took two points from the American but was eventually defeated.
Naomi Folkard beat Latvia's Julia Oleksejenko 6-0 but was denied a place in the quarter finals by Guendalina Sartori. The match went to a shoot-off but the Italian's arrow edged closer to the centre. Nicky Hunt's progress was blocked by Russia's Tatiana Biltrikova.
In the women's compound competition, both Andrea Gales and Daisy Clark made it through to the last 32. A single point gave Frenchwoman Sara Prieels victory over Andrea and Daisy was beaten 144-142 by Linda Ochoa-Anderson.
Junior Sam Jeram also made it to the last 32 but fell to Hungary's Viktor Orosz. And two points were all that kept Abbie Spinks out of the junior women's quarter finals. She was beaten 142-140 by Turkey's Yasemin Begum Topkarci.