Double world champion Amy Oliver. Picture: World Archery
Amy Oliver is a double world champion after a stunning performance at the World Archery Field Championships in Dublin. And our juniors added yet more bling to Great Britain's medals tally as well!
Amy won team gold with Tracey Hill and Jessica Nilsson yesterday. Today she took the individual recurve title in a tense showdown with Jessica Tomasi.
The Italian second seed took the first end 13-12 but top seed Amy pulled back in the second to go two points clear. Tomasi took the third end 17-15 to draw level but Amy forged ahead in the last to claim a 50-45 victory and the world title.
She later told World Archery: "It's really emotional. I just can't really believe that it has happened. I was just kind of shooting. I wasn't really thinking about the end result, I just wanted to shoot nice shots - and that was really all the way through the week," said Amy.
"It's emotional because my grandma passed away recently and she was a field archer. So it's nice to be able to do it for her.
"She was a field archer, the same with my granddad - well pretty much my entire family are field archers. So they're going to be really happy. We're going to have a gold medal party. They said they'd do that."
It was the perfect climax to a big day for Britain's archers. Sophie Benton set the tone first thing this morning when she stormed to victory in her junior barebow bronze medal battle with the USA's Abigail Weir.
Next up was Bryony Pitman. The junior recurver was in a gold medal fight with Italy's Chiara Rebagliati - and it was so close. The Italian took a one point lead in the first end, the second and third were tied but Rebagliati edged the fourth to take a two-point victory and the title. But it meant Bryony added a silver medal to our haul.
The third of the morning came courtesy of junior recurver Patrick Huston. He faced France's Valentin Ripaux and led all the way to secure a 59-49 win and a bronze medal.
And compound junior Rebecca Lennon was not about to let the side down. She faced Gabby Dale in the bronze medal match and took the first two ends. The Australian pulled back in the third but it was not enough as Rebecca clinched the fourth end and the medal.
Add that to the women's team gold and the junior women's silver won by Bryony, Rebecca and Sophie yesterday and it mean's Britain's archers will be bring quite a lot of extra luggage home!