Amy Oliver in last chance saloon as she shoots for Rio Olympics

Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver will today shoot for Rio as her chances of qualifying for a second Olympic Games goes down to the wire.

The Swinton archer is in Turkey for the sport’s World Cup and the penultimate opportunity to book an Olympic slot.

Alongside Naomi Folkard and Bryony Pitman, the 28-year-old is looking to secure qualification for the team event in Rio, after narrowly missing out on doing so in the recent European Championship in Nottingham where they finished fourth.

A top three finish at the World Cup – which doubles up as the Final Team Qualifying Tournament – will be enough for the team to qualify at the last attempt and ensure all three members will compete in the individual events.

After coming through Tuesday’s World Cup qualification event, Team GB will take on Spain in the first round proper of the competition.

Oliver could take matters into her own hands for the individual recurve event at the Olympics if she manages to finish in the top three of the individual event at the World Cup.

Should she fail to qualify either individually or as part of a team this week, Oliver’s Olympic fate would then rest with the tripartite commission which is able to hand out three further places next month.

Oliver made an impression on her Olympic debut at London 2012 as she eliminated then world number one Deepak Kumari with a 6-2 victory in the round of 62.

Though she was knocked out at the next stage, Oliver had reached further than her British team mates.

Injury issues following London 2012 blighted her progress but she insists she is now fighting fit.