Olympic Accolade for Archer Alumna

Posted on Thursday 17th January 2008

University of Birmingham graduate and former scholar, Naomi Folkard, has been awarded the 2007 Archery Olympic Athlete of the Year by the British Olympic Association (BOA).

Introduced to mark the BOA’s Centenary Year and the awarding of the 2012 Olympic Games to London in 2005, the awards mark outstanding performances from athletes within each of the 35 Olympic Governing Bodies.

Naomi graduated in 2005 with a degree in music after becoming the youngest member of the 2004 Great Britain Olympic Archery squad. In 2007 she won individual bronze at the World Field Archery Championship in Gothenburg and individual silver at the European Indoor Target Championships. These results, along with winning gold as part of the women’s recurve team at the European Outdoor Target Championships has made her the first British recurve archer to win medals in all three disciplines at European or World level in one year.

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