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World Cup: team silver for Britain!

August 12th 2017
Jane Percival

Britain’s Lucy Mason, Hope Greenwood and Lucy O’Sullivan will be bringing home a little extra luggage when they return from the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin: compound team silver medals!

There was no lack of drama as the trio, ranked ninth, battled American second seeds Cassidy Cox, Paige Gore and Lexi Keller. The teams tied the first end then the USA pulled four points ahead. Britain fought back in the third to come within one point of their rivals but a blistering performance by the Americans – 10-10-10-9-X-9 – in the last end put the gold medal out of reach.

Lucy O’Sullivan later summed the occasion up when she told World Archery: “It was great. I found this is one of the funniest teams I have been on for so many years. The weather was awful today but we went out there to have fun and smile. We still have to choose our team for the World Championships – but we are hoping to better it in Mexico.”

And Britain’s medal hopes are not over yet. Recurvers Sarah Bettles, Naomi Folkard and Bryony Pitman will face Russia in tomorrow’s battle for team bronze.

You can follow all the results here.

Picture courtesy of World Archery.

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