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Simpson secures World Cup silver


Britain's Nichola Simpson won the women's compound silver medal at the World Championships event in France.

Shooting under the floodlights at Boe rugby union club, Simpson was beaten by just one point (111-110) in the final by Venezuela's Luzmary Guedez.

But Simpson's performance has earned her a place at the World Cup Grand Final in Lausanne in September.

"This has been a fantastic week for Nichola, and everyone at Team GB is so proud," said manager Hilda Gibson.

"It's her second silver medal in four World Cup events this year, and her excellence and consistency has been rewarded with her place in the Grand Final."

It is the third year running that Great Britain will be represented in the Grand Final, with Simpson following recurve archers Alison Williamson and Alan Wills, who won the bronze medal in Dubai last November.

Recurve is the only event included in the Olympic programme and both Williamson and Wills have concentrated on their preparations for Beijing this season.

see also
Team GB for Beijing
21 Jul 08 |  Team GB
Williamson heads to fifth Games
20 Jun 08 |  Archery

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