London 2012: Clarke sets sights on archery gold

Mel Clarke

British Paralympic archer Mel Clarke is hoping to improve on her Beijing bronze medal by taking gold at London 2012.

"The ultimate goal is to come out with a gold medal," the Norwich-born former world champion told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Nobody goes to a Paralympics hoping not to come home with a medal. The honour to represent my county on home soil is incredible."

Compound archer Clarke, who carried the Olympic flame for a stretch in Gloucestershire on Thursday, is hopeful she can use previous Games experience to assist her British team-mates.

"This is my second Games and there's a lot more people in the squad now, it's a lot bigger," she said.

"We're a very close team and any experience anyone can share with somebody else is well worth taking.

"But it's a completely different Games, four years down the road and everything's going to be slightly different."