Rio 2016: James Davis boosts Olympic Games hopes

James Davis
James Davis beat world champion Yuki Ota before losing to Yuki Ota in the final

Great Britain's James Davis boosted his hopes of a place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio by winning a World Cup silver medal in San Jose, USA.

The 24-year-old, ranked 14th in the world, beat world champion Yuki Ota of Japan 15-13 in the semi-final.

But the Briton then lost 15-8 to Russian Timur Safin in the final.

Olympic qualification is initially based on team rankings, but if Britain do not qualify then Davis is in a good position for an individual spot in Rio.

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