Nicky one match away from a second Porec gold medal

May 6th, 2010
by Peter Jones
The listing was posted by Archery GB

Nicky Hunt is within one match of winning a World Cup gold medal at Porec for the second year running.

Nicky, who's victory on the Croatian coast 12 months ago helped her qualify for the Grand Final in Copenhagen, is through to Saturday's women's compound final, where she will take on Canada's Ashley Wallace.

Her run to the gold medal match has included wins against Mandy McGregor of New Zealand, Spain's Elena Garcia before a terrific victory over last year's Grand Final silver medalist, Camilla Soemod of Denmark.

That set up a quarter-final tie against Toja Cerne of Slovakia, which she came through by 6 sets to 4, before seeing of France's Sandrine Vandionant 6-2 to set up Saturday's showdown with Wallac.e

"I'm so pleased," said Nicky afterwards. "I shot really well, and am really excited to be in the final at Porec for the second year running. Ashley will be a tough opponent, but I am determined to win another gold medal."

It was not such good news for Nicky's teammates, with Nichola Simpson going out in the second round, and Rikki Bingham falling at the first hurdle. In the men's compound, there were first round exits for Liam Grimwood and Duncan Busby, while Chris White made it to the last 32 before his defeat to Dietmar Trillus of Canada.

Chris and Nicky came agonisingly close to winning a medal for Britain in the mixed team tournament. They made it to the semi-finals, but lost by three points to Canada, and then missed out on the bronze medal when the United States beat them by 158 points to 150.

In the recurve mixed tournament, Simon Terry and Amy Oliver made it to the quarter-finals, but were defeated by India's duo, Mangal Singh Champia and Liashram Bombayla Devi.