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Archer Huston on course for his second Olympics

Belfast archer Patrick Huston is on course to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo following an impressive performance with the Great Britain team in the World Championships. (Danny Lawson/PA)
Belfast archer Patrick Huston is on course to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo following an impressive performance with the Great Britain team in the World Championships. (Danny Lawson/PA)

By Steven Beacom

Belfast archer Patrick Huston is on course to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo following an impressive performance with the Great Britain team in the World Championships.

Huston created waves at the Rio Games with his personality and motivational notes.

At the World Championships in the Netherlands yesterday, Huston, along with team-mates Alexander Wise and Tom Hall, helped GB qualify the full quota of three places for next year's Olympics.

They did it by overcoming Japan in the second round of the men's recurve team competition and reaching the quarter-finals. The result means GB have secured one of the eight places available for Tokyo.

Archery GB will select a team of three for the Olympics and it would be a huge shock if one-time junior World Champion Huston was not included as he is ranked higher in the world than Hall and Wise. Those chosen for the GB squad will be able to take part in the individual competition in the Games, just as Huston did in Rio where he made it through to the last 32.

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