London 2012

Individual Olympic bronze medallist Alison Williamson will be hoping to strike gold in front of her home fans in London in 2012.

Fascinating Fact:

If she appears in London WIlliamson will be just the third Briton to take part in six Olympic Games, joining Tessa Sanderson and fancer Bill Hoskyns.

Williamson will be appearing in her sixth consecutive Games in 2012, with Great Britain's most decorated archer making her debut at the age of just 14.

The now veteran is a member of the Long Mynd Archers, and has represented Great Britain at five Olympic Games from 1992-2008

The undoubted high point of her Olympic career so far being an individual bronze in Athens in 2004, while she also won individual and team silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Williamson and her team-mates Naomi Folkard and Charlotte Burgess qualified strongly in Beijing straight into the quarter-finals, where they were too good for Japan.

The Brits took on China in the semis but seemed unsettled with the boisterous home crowd, and lost out in a tight match before also failing to recover when losing the bronze medals match to France.

Alison Williamson

  • DOB: 3/11/1971
  • Event: Archery
  • Medals: 1 bronze