ARCHERY - Hall helps Great Britain achieve full quota of Olympic spots at Paris 2024 Games - The Leamington Observer

ARCHERY - Hall helps Great Britain achieve full quota of Olympic spots at Paris 2024 Games

Aaron Sutcliffe 19th Jun, 2024 Updated: 19th Jun, 2024   0

TOM Hall, who lives in Kenilworth, helped Great Britain secure a full quota of archery spots at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Great Britain’s men’s and women’s recurve teams booked themselves six places at Paris 2024 in the final Olympic qualifier in Antalya, Turkey.

Hall, alongside Conor Hall and Alex Wise, won men’s recurve bronze after qualifying for the finals in fourth place.

The trio just missed out on winning a place in the gold final, which would have guaranteed their Olympic spot, after defeat to Mexico.

Needing nothing short of bronze to make it to Paris, Tom fired the final arrow to win a nail-biting match 56-55 as Great Britain beat Germany in a tie-break finish to earn GB the men’s team Olympic spot.

Performance director at Archery GB, Tom Duggan, said: “I’m delighted we have been able to secure six spots for Paris. A lot of time and planning by both the athletes and staff has gone in to getting us this opportunity. Everyone executed the plan perfectly and the decisions we made to change our preparation paid off.

“The men have worked incredibly hard this season and have developed a camaraderie that’s given them so much determination and confidence. We made the call to change their preparation plan to focus on building belief and momentum ahead of the Final Quota Tournament.

“To be able to recover from losing the semi-final and then convert the bronze and the last team spot showed their will to succeed as a trio.

“Both teams in the lead up to, and at the Final Quota Tournament, showed they can thrive on finals fields and will be looking forward to continuing that in Paris.”

Both teams will stay in Antalya until June 23 to compete in the third stage of the Archery World Cup before returning to the UK to continue their training in the lead up to the Games.

Team GB will announce the athletes selected to compete at Paris 2024 next month.


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