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Patrick Huston has no problem ahead of Rio Olympics

By Frank Brownlow

Published 23/11/2015

On form: Patrick Huston won gold in Marrakech
On form: Patrick Huston won gold in Marrakech

Patrick Huston underlined his chances of making a massive impact at next summer's Rio Olympics by winning gold in the Indoor Archery World Cup in Marrakesh.

Huston, who was representing Great Britain, won the recurve event ahead of Italy's Matteo Fissore, with France's Jean-Charles Valladont taking bronze.

The 19-year-old from Belfast last night tweeted his delight: "First IWC medal in the bag!"

Huston, who trains at East Belfast Archery Club, is coached by Olly Logan, the pair having worked together since 2014.

He started the sport in 2004 and made his international debut in 2012.

Ireland's Quintain Noonan won the junior recurve, getting the better of French duo Florian Bossard and Rayan Gosse.

There was another gold for Ireland in the junior compound, Lauren Gaynor finishing ahead of France's Amandine Goffinet and Morocco's Chadia Elassadi.

There was also a bronze for Ireland in the men's junior compound courtesy of Eimhin Gaynor.

Gold went to Spain's Santiago Lopez Padilla and silver to Denmark's Mads Kristian Dall.

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