London 2012

Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver first began shooting when she was almost seven-years-old, with her parents giving her her first lesson. They were also competitive archers and so the sport was introduced to Oliver at a young age.

She later joined the Dearne Valley Archery Club and archery was then a massive part of her life.

Fascinating Facts

  • Amy won European gold in 2007, becoming the first British woman to do so in 20 years.
  • She would probably be a singer if she were not an archer.
  • Her favourite films are ones starring Johnny Depp.

It was in 2006, when she was aged 18 that she achieved the level of scores required in order to qualify for the Great Britain Field Squad.

Due to this, she was selected to shoot in the World Field Championships in Sweden so that she could gain some experience - this was her first international competition.

Records

In 2007, the impressive archer won the European gold medal, and amazingly became the first British woman to do so in 20 years.

She also claimed the Commonwealth Games team silver in 2010 as well as winning World Championships mixed team bronze alongside Larry Godfrey in 2011.

Oliver is Team GB's only debutant Olympic archer competing at the London 2012 Games and looks an exciting prospect after her recent successes.