April 22, 2023

Penny Healey makes the Antalya semi-final following her Grand Prix win

The recurve elimination matches at the 2023 Antalya World Cup saw Penny Healey shoot her way into Saturday’s live semi-final.

Fresh off the back of her Grand Prix win at Lilleshall, Penny Healey entered this event ready to fight. 

After qualification the archers shot their 1/64 round, and Penny won 6-0 against Anne Abernathy from the Virgin Islands. In her next match, the 9th world-ranked Brit only let one set point slip to Türkiye’s Kose, 7-1. She beat 5th world ranked American Kaufhold 6-2, and then Lei Chien-Ying 7-3. In the match that would decide if she got into Saturday’s final, Penny faced China’s Qiu Muyan. Going into the last end Penny was 5-2 up, and a 27 to her opponent’s 26 was enough to win her the match. 

Penny said: “It feels amazing. It’s great to be making home proud as well as my parents and my family and my teammates. I shot great. I was very nervous, and I didn’t think that last one was going to go inside the ten. But a ten was what I needed, and I did it.”

To look through any of the scores from this event, use the link here.

Penny will shoot in the semi-finals against China's An Qixuan on the scenic Antalya finals field at 12:02pm BST on Sunday 23. Compound woman Ella Gibson will take to the stage on Saturday 22 at 12:02pm BST. 

You can watch and support our British women through the livestream via the Olympic channel here.

Here are Great Britain’s team results for the week:
Compound women - 5th
Recurve women - 9th
Recurve mixed - 9th
Recurve men - 17th

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