Returning Olympians Bryony Pitman and Tom Hall lead full quota of GB archers

Returning Olympians Bryony Pitman and Tom Hall will lead a full quota of British archers to the Paris Games later this month.

The duo competed in Tokyo in 2021 and will be joined by two debutants in each of the men’s and women’s teams that sealed their places amid nerve-racking scenes at the final qualifier in Turkey.

Nineteen-year-old Penny Healey, a former world number one who won two European Games gold medals in Krakow in 2023, completes the women’s team alongside 16-year-old Megan Havers.

The men’s team, which also comprises Conor Hall and Alex Wise, made it to Paris by virtue of a single-point win over Germany in the tournament in Antalya.

Healey said: “My coaches always say that I seem to thrive off pressure, when they tell me I need a 10 I tend to get a 10.

“But I’ve got to think about the Olympic Games as a normal tournament, competing against the same people. We’re a young team but it’s a sport in which age doesn’t really seem to matter so we will go there with a lot of confidence.”