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Wills clinches Grand Final bronze

Alan Wills
Wills is after team and individual medals at the Beijing Olympics

British archer Alan Wills completed a successful year with a bronze medal at the World Cup Grand Final in Dubai.

Wills recovered after losing 108-104 to Mexico's Juan Rene Serrano in the recurve semi-finals to sneak victory over Italy's Michele Frangilli.

The Briton fought back after a slow start and took advantage after Frangilli shot a four in the last end to win 103-102.

"We're all very proud of him," said Team GB performance manager Barry Eley.

"It's a fantastic result."

Wills added the medal to the bronze he won at July's World Championships in Leipzig and the silver at the World Cup event in Dover in August.

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"This completes a brilliant year for Alan, and for British archery overall, and we are all looking forward to 2008 with confidence," added Eley.

"The highlight, of course, will be the Beijing Olympics, and we have proved we will be more than capable of competing for medals."

Russian top seed Baljinima Tsyrempilov claimed gold with a 112-110 victory over Serrano.

The women's recurve title went to India's Dola Banerjee, who beat Korea's Choi Eun Young in the final.

Petra Ericsson of Sweden and El Salvador's Jorge Jimenez won the women's and men's compound gold medals respectively.




see also
Wills takes aim for Dubai
21 Nov 07 |  Other sport...
Silver earns Wills $20,000 chance
06 Aug 07 |  Other sport...
GB archers target Beijing berths
09 Jul 07 |  Other sport...


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