Archery: GB men's team shooting for gold at Europeans

GB's men's compound finalists
Neil Bridgewater, James Mason and Adam Ravenscroft (l-r) are looking to make history for GB in the compound bow event
Archery European Championships
Venue: Legnica, Poland Dates: 27 August-1 September
Coverage: Sat 1 Sep: BBC Sport website and app, connected TV and iPlayer09:00-11:45: Compound finals (including GB men at 09:24) - also on Red Button 09:00-11:0013:30-16:30: Recurve finals

Great Britain's men's compound archery team will go for European Championship gold against France on Saturday.

Neil Bridgewater, Adam Ravenscroft and James Mason, ranked fourth in the tournament, beat Norway, Denmark and Croatia to reach the final in Poland.

GB last won a European men's team gold in 1968 and have never won a European compound bow men's team gold.

The BBC will live-stream Saturday's final and the others on the last day of competition in Poland, from 09:00 BST.

The European Championship doubles as a qualifier for next year's European games in Minsk, Belarus and in addition to the men's compound squad, GB's women's recurve team (Sarah Bettles, Eleanor Piper and Bryony Pitman) won a place in Minsk by ranking fifth in their competition.

The men's recurve team (Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise) have also qualified for Minsk despite failing to make the final in Legnica.

In mid-July, the same three archers won silver in the World Cup in Berlin.

Saturday's finals:

Compound:

  • 09:00: Women's team
  • 09:24: Men's team
  • 09:48: Mixed team
  • 10:35: Women's individual
  • 11:05: Men's individual

Recurve:

  • 13:30: Women's team
  • 13:54: Men's team
  • 14:18: Mixed team
  • 15:05: Women's individual
  • 15:35: Men's individual

(all times BST)

GB have overhauled their team in recent years, bringing in fresh faces and being rewarded with some impressive results at international competitions.

Their men's recurve team of Michael Judd, Patrick Huston and Tom Hall came close to a medal at the European Grand Prix at the start of August, losing out to Russia in the bronze medal match.

Great Britain's team in Legnica
Compound (Men)Neil Bridgewater, Adam Ravenscroft, James Mason
Compound (Women)Layla Annison, Bayley Sargeant, Lucy Mason
Recurve (Men)Tom Hall, Patrick Huston, Alex Wise
Recurve (Women)Bryony Pitman, Sarah Bettles, Eleanor Piper

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