So close for ace archer Andrew

Andrew Randall, Derwent Bowmen Archery Club
Andrew Randall, Derwent Bowmen Archery Club

DERWENT Bowmen archer Andrew Randall has just fallen short in his bid to represent Great Britain in his chosen sport at this summer’s London Olympics.

The 19-year-old member of the Darley Bridge-based club made it to through to the last six of the team trials, with three eventually selected to represent their country.

Of these six, three had represented Team GB at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Andrew shot the second of the selection shoots last weekend but did not quite manage to make it through to the third shoot-off.

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Andrew is realistic about this and has refocussed on 2016.

He was also told that as the GB top junior (under 20yrs) he has been chosen to represent Great Britain in three international competitions during this summer. These will be in Denmark, Croatia and Cyprus.

Archery GB director Sara Symington wrote on the GB website after the selection shoot:

“Andrew Randall is a great talent, and definitely one for the future, as he proved by winning the silver medal in the National Series Grand Final last September.

“I hope he takes positives out of this, and asserts himself as a contender for the Rio Games in 2016.”