Folkard teams up with Godfrey to win silver for Great Britain in Greece

Naomi Folkard
Naomi Folkard

Leamington’s Naomi Folkard won silver in the mixed recurve team event alongside fellow multiple-Olympian Larry Godfrey at the first leg of the European Grand Prix in Marathon, Greece.

The Great Britain duo qualified in sixth place on a WA 70m round, behind Italy, Spain, France, Russia and Ukraine, so they had to fight hard for their medal.

After overcoming Azerbaijan, they beat France 5-3 and Georgia 6-2 to set up a gold medal match against Veronika Marchenko and Heorhiy Ivanytskyy of Ukraine.

Although the GB pair went into an early two-point lead in the first set, the Ukrainians finally edged the final 5-3.

In the individual ladies’ recurve event Folkard went out to eventual gold medallist Claudia Mandia (Italy).