Huston eyeing World Championship title in Mexico City
Never before has a British male won a World Championship recurve title but if Patrick Huston's confidence levels are anything to go by, that could have all changed by this time next week.
Huston, who made his Olympic debut in Rio last summer, is a three-time youth world champion but finished 33rd at the last edition of the senior championships in Copenhagen two years ago.
But while his adventures in Rio didn’t quite go to plan – missing out at the last 32 stage – the Northern Irish archer's performances have since gone from strength to strength.
Huston won double gold at the Veronicas Cup before securing two medals at August's European Field Championships in Slovenia, and with a career-best World Cup finish, it's little wonder he boasts such a winning mentality.
So when Huston steps up to launch his campaign in Mexico City this week, it's a case of gold or bust for the 21-year-old – nothing but the World Championship title will be enough.
"Somebody has to be the first to win that World Championship title," he said.
"I'm very confident in my own abilities. I'm having my best season yet and I'm getting better all the time.
"I'm confident that I'll be able to bring back some bling." Sportsbeat 2017