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."
[Edited on 18/8/04 by TRD]