Telford to Tokyo: Local Archer set for Olympics Sarah Bettles reckons lockdow

Telford to Tokyo: Local Archer set for Olympics

Sarah Bettles reckons lockdown rekindled her love for archery – and she can contend for a medal at her maiden Olympic Games.

The Telford-based star will be one of

a three-pronged women’s team descending on Tokyo alongside evergreen Naomi Folkard – who is heading for her fifth Games – and precocious 24-year-old Bryony Pitman.

Bettles, who originally hails from Harold Wood in Essex, bought a house in Telford during the recent lockdown but says the temporary break in competition has given her a new lease of life ahead of a golden Japanese summer.

“I still feel like I’m really new to the sport,” said the 28-year-old, one of over 1,100 National… More

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