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Delhi gold medallist Nicky Hunt could miss Euros

Nicky Hunt

England's Hunt wins archery gold

Double Commonwealth gold medal winner and compound world number one Nicky Hunt says her spot at the European Indoor Championships is under threat.

Despite her sensational season the 25-year-old from Ipswich is struggling to find a backer to fund her entry.

She told BBC Radio Suffolk: "I need £1,200 to represent my country.

"I desperately need someone to help me for the European Indoors in March. If I don't find a sponsor to send me then I don't go, it's as simple as that."

Hunt claimed team and individual gold for England in Delhi to follow up a season that saw her fly to the top of the word rankings after securing two golds and two silvers on the World Cup tour.

But a place representing Britain at the European Indoors at Cambrils, Spain in March next year is looking doubtful.

Archery's really building, we've got 30,000 archery members in this country and I think it's a really great time to get on board

Nicky Hunt

The full-time physiotherapist accepts that archery has not always been the most commercially viable of sports.

"Archery is put to the bottom of the pile in terms of the profile of the sport," she added.

"I'd love to be shooting every day, I guess it's the sport I've chosen.

"Hopefully the exposure from the Commonwealth Games will be enough to bring someone on board to help me out.

"But archery's really building, we've got 30,000 archery members in this country and I think it's a really great time to get on board."

Hunt, who was born in Stevenage, is a member of Deber Archery Club in Suffolk.



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