British archers in the women's individual event for the London Olympics 2012 are struggling to live up to the pressure and expectations on their shoulders and in what has been a disappointing event so far, Naomi Folkard has been eliminated from the event after losing her Round of 32 match to Mexican Mariana Avitia. That disappointment was followed up by the exit of Alison Williamson, after she was beaten by the higher ranked Mongolian Bishindee Urantungalang.
The 14th seeded Folkard managed to draw the first set 28-28 against her opponent but fell to 29-27 and 27-26 defeats in the second and third sets. She needed to win the next two to stay in the competition but the Mexican archer forced a draw in the fourth, with a score of 26-26, to clinch the match six sets to two.
Williamson was next up and started better than her compatriot, winning the first set 27-25 and drawing the second 27-27. Unfortunately the home favourite lost the plot after that and crashed to three straight losses. The higher ranked Mongolian was unfazed by the loud support for Williamson and went from strength to strength over the next three sets, wining them 27-25, 28-25 and 27-26, to win the match by seven sets to three.
There is only one medal hope for Team GB in the women's section - 37th seed Amy Oliver. Unfortunately, she will have to play the event's top seed, Indian Deepika Kumari. The match has been scheduled for 10.57 am BST on 1 August.
Over in the men's section of the individual event, 10th seed Larry Godfrey will look to carry his dominant form from Monday into his Round of 16 elimination match against Malaysian Mohamad Khairul Anuar, the tournament's fifth seed, at 9 am BST on 3 August. The two will shoot for a place in the quarter final and a chance to play either Norway's Baard Nesteng, Ukraine's Dmytro Hrachov or Japan's Takaharu Furukawa. Godfrey hammered Mexican Juan Rene Serrano by seven sets to one, in his Round of 32 encounter.
Other British archers still in the individual competition are Alan Wills (115th seed), who will play Taylor Worth of Australia at 3 pm BST on 1 August, and Simon Terry (43rd seed), who will play Japan's Yu Ishizu at 4.18 pm BST on the same day.