Onto Lord’s Cricket Ground for the first live event, the 1/8 qualifiers for the blokes’ Team Archery. For those who are unaware, yes, me too before today, it’s all about each person in a team of 3 firing 1 shot for 8 rounds at a target the size of a CD from 70 meters away. Team GB were first up against Ukraine and after some cheerful waves at the start, it all got easy… for Ukraine.
After this there were 7 other games, the most tense went to a shoot-off when Japan and India tied the game. Japan were victorious.
A fun start with the only disappointment being that Sid Waddell wasn’t commentating.