Three women and four men have achieved the criteria to join the Archery GB Olympic Squad ahead of Tokyo 2020.
The Archery GB Olympic programme aims to win medals at the Olympic Games and at major International events. Athletes are expected to be able to demonstrate the quality and competitive nature required by the Archery GB preparation and support programme. Seven athletes have already achieved the selection criteria, and the door remains open to anyone achieving the criteria before the end of the selection score window in March 2020.
The Olympic Squad:
In a bid to ensure a legacy for athletes and coaches and to fulfil the need for continued development, Archery GB has created the Olympic Ambition Squad which recognises the requirement to:
Athletes invited to join the Olympic Ambition Squad have shown their shooting capability through their scores or ability to win medals, alongside a lifestyle that allows them to commit to the programme and team.
Olympic Ambition Squad:
The Olympic Ambition athletes and their coaches will work under the oversight of successful international coach and clinical psychologist Reinier Groenendijk, who will liaise closely with the AGB National Coach, Richard Priestman. In addition, athletes and coaches will work with a team of experts, with various skills and experience in delivering high levels of performance, including Performance Mentor and Olympic Bronze medallist Goldie Sayers, and certified NLP practitioner Liz Mynott.
Athletes and their coaches will be encouraged to take the opportunities to train with the Olympic Squad and to attend competitions and camps in appropriate international settings.
The Olympic Ambition Squad Programme will run from October to April, coming to a conclusion with the Olympic selection shoot at the Bagatir Spring Competition, Antalya, Turkey, 23-31 March 2020.
The Recurve Team selection policy can be downloaded below.