Amy Oliver retires from Archery GB setup

Amy Oliver retires from Archery GB setup
By Sportsbeat

24/03/2017 at 17:35Updated

London Olympian Amy Oliver has retired from the Archery GB squad at the age of 29, while still holding the World Archery Field title.

The recurver, who won a World Cup team bronze and Commonwealth Games team silver during her career, has called time on her career with Archery GB but intends to continue her field archery career.

The Dearne Valley Archery Club member competed at London 2012 after competing in her first international event six years earlier.

In 2007 she became the first British female archer in 20 years to win an individual European field title, while also winning a team silver medal.

However, her career highlight came last year when the two-time national series winner picked up both the individual and team titles at the World Archery Field Championships in Dublin.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping me to achieve my goals," she said.

"I do appreciate that I have had a good run and gained a lot of life skills through my time as being an athlete.

"I have achieved my ultimate goal to compete at an Olympic Games and I have won medals at World and European Competitions.

"It's been a good life so far but now it's time for the next chapter."

Archery GB performance director David Tillotson paid tribute to Oliver, and wished her well in her future career.

"Amy has been a great ambassador for herself and archery for many years," he said. "She has much to be proud of, both in her archery achievements along with the way she has committed and carried herself as an elite athlete.

"We are sure that this new chapter of Amy's career will be as satisfying and successful for her and we wish her all the very best." Sportsbeat 2017