Alan Wills shoots third highest score of the year in Olympic archery

AIMING TO HIT THE TARGET: Alan Wills
AIMING TO HIT THE TARGET: Alan Wills

ALAN Wills experienced a “nervous” opening day at the Olympic Games but was happy with his result.

Hours before London 2012 was to be decared open at the Olympic Stadium in the East End, the Peterlee sportsman and his fellow archery competitors were in action in the opening round at Lord’s in north London.

Wills, who finished 42nd with 660, said it was “absolutely the perfect conditions” as he shot his third-highest score of the year.

He will now take on 23rd ranked Australian Taylor Worth when the event resumes on Monday at the home of cricket.

“There was a little tiny bit of the jitters to start with but in the end it was good,” said the Peterlee man.