100 Team GB contenders for London 2012: Nicky Hunt

Archery

Born: 29/01/85

Nicky Hunt

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Hunt switched to the Olympic discipline of recurve archery 18 months before the 2012 Games despite being the world number one in the compound event. She first topped the compound world rankings in September 2010, and the following month won individual and team gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Other career

Hunt started out as a recurve shooter but took to the compound bow in 2005. She took up the sport at the age of 11, and was representing England Under-18s just a year later.

She was only 38th at the 2009 World Championships and seventh at the 2010 European Championships.

Personal

Hunt worked full-time as an NHS physiotherapist but has taken a career break to focus on her recurve training.

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