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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: Williamson bags British Bronze

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:29 PM
Great Britain's Alison Williamson won archery bronze with a final arrow victory over Chinese Taipei's Shun Chi Yuan.

The 32-year-old primary school teacher was tied with her opponent at 97-97 with one arrow left. Williamson, at her fourth Olympics, scored an eight, while Yuan could only score a seven.

A delighted Williamson, relieved at clinching a medal, said: "It was a bit of a nerve-wracker. I didn't want to look. Mentally it's tough."

The event was held in the historic Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue for the 1896 Games, and Williamson said: "Every time I walked down that tunnel I thought it was amazing.

"It would be nice to come and see it when I am not competing."

British Olympic Association chef de mission Simon Clegg praised Williamson.

He said: "It's been a long time and she's worked hard over the years.

"She was seen as a contender four years ago. I am delighted at this stage of her career that she has won a medal."

Sporting Life

[Edited on 18/8/04 by TRD]

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