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Danielle Brown wins historic Commonwealth Games place

Paralympic archer Danielle Brown
Brown is set to make history in Delhi

Paralympic gold medallist Danielle Brown has been named in England's able-bodied archery squad for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The 22-year-old will be the first Paralympian to represent England in an able-bodied event at the Games.

She said: "I did not think that I would even make it as far as this weekend's qualifying event. To be selected for the Commonwealth Games is fantastic."

Team chef de mission Craig Hunter said her selection was a "historic moment".

Brown has a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy which affects her ability to stand because of chronic pain in her feet. She shoots while leaning on a stool.

Alison Williamson, bronze medallist at the 2004 Olympics, is also in the team.

"It is a great opportunity for me to go to a Commonwealth Games as an archer. I am looking forward to competing in Delhi and being part of the England team," she commented.

Liam Grimwood, Chris White and Duncan Busby will form the men's compound team.

"We have a really strong team this year. The qualifying event was a very tough, challenging and competitive process for all involved," said English Archery team manager Hilda Gibson.

"The team going to Delhi have all achieved at world level and will be looking for medals."

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