Folkard teams up with Godfrey to win silver for Great Britain in Greece

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Leamington’s Naomi Folkard won silver in the mixed recurve team event alongside fellow multiple-Olympian Larry Godfrey at the first leg of the European Grand Prix in Marathon, Greece.

The Great Britain duo qualified in sixth place on a WA 70m round, behind Italy, Spain, France, Russia and Ukraine, so they had to fight hard for their medal.

After overcoming Azerbaijan, they beat France 5-3 and Georgia 6-2 to set up a gold medal match against Veronika Marchenko and Heorhiy Ivanytskyy of Ukraine.

Although the GB pair went into an early two-point lead in the first set, the Ukrainians finally edged the final 5-3.

In the individual ladies’ recurve event Folkard went out to eventual gold medallist Claudia Mandia (Italy).