Paralympics 2012: NI's Sharon Vennard sixth in archery qualifier

Sharon Vennard

Newtownards woman Sharon Vennard produced a steady performance to qualify sixth in the opening ranking round at the women's Individual Recurve Archery event at the Paralympics.

The 50-year-old produced a score of 549 which left her well ahead of British team-mate Leigh Walmsley who was in 18th position.

Vennard, who has Ostoearthritis, is competing in her first paralympics.

She will be in action in the last 32 of the individual event on Saturday.

The last 16 round also takes place on Saturday with further rounds scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday.

Vennard will also be in action for Britain in the team event on Wednesday after they qualified sixth on Thursday.

China's Fangxia Gao led the qualifiers on 581 ahead of Poland's Milena Olszewska (580) and another Chinese hopeful Huilian Yan (573).

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