ARCHERY: Patrick Huston off to World Cup

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Patrick Huston has been selected to represent the nation at the Archery World Cup in Antalya, which is taking place next week.

The male recurve team consists of triple Olympian Larry Godfrey, Patrick Huston and Kieran Slater who were successful in winning a silver medal at the European Championship in Nottingham and will be joined by Ashe Morgan. Patrick Huston also achieved an individual qualification place for the Rio Olympic Games, and clinched the bronze medal in The Nottingham Building Society Men’s Recurve Final at the Championship.

Belfast man Huston (20) first took up shooting in 2004 and competing in 2010. He won two gold medals in the individual and team events at the Youth World Championships in China in 2013. In August 2015, he also broke the World Archery 1440 70-metre record at the Archery GB National Series in Exmouth. He has competed at numerous World Cups and European tournaments, winning the recurve men’s gold medal at the Marrakesh World Cup in 2015.

Houston also came fourth at the first stage of the Archery World Cup in Shanghai with Kieran Slater and Larry Godfrey Patrick achieved a quota place for the Rio Olympics after competing at the Continental Qualifying Tournament, which took place as part of the European Championship 2016, and clinched the bronze medal in The Nottingham Building Society Men’s Recurve Final.

Houston currently lives in Telford is a member of East Belfast Archery Club.