November 16 - American Lloyd Brown (pictured), who coached Justin Huish to Olympic gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, has been appointed as Britain's new head coach for London 2012, it was announced today. 


He replaces Peter Suk, who returned home to South Korea in September.


Brown said: "Britain has some outstanding archers, many with the potential to win medals at the London Games.


"Nothing will give me greater pleasure than being the coach that helped them do that.


"I want to use my experience to the benefit of the British squad."

As well as guiding Huish to glory in Atlanta, California-based Brown also coached the United States men's archery team to a bronze medal at Sydney in 2000.


He has also coached the US team at four World Championships.

Brown said: "I have extensive international coaching experience and am very proud of the success I have had in these positions.


"I feel I am well-prepared for this position and extremely well-qualified."

Sara Symington, Archery GB performance director, said: "We have hired a top-class coach with a fantastic track record in Olympic success.

"I am confident Lloyd can bring out the very best in our elite archers, and make them very competitive at the London Olympics.

"I am also sure Lloyd will be a great asset to our up-and-coming archers, such as those on the fringe of the senior squad, over the next three years."

Brown's predecessor, Suk, served as head coach of the GB squad for four years.

Under Suk, Britain won three World Championship medals in Leipzig in 2007, but returned from the 2008 Beijing Olympics without winning a medal.

The British women's team lost out to France for the bronze medal in Beijing, while no individual competitors made it past the last 16.



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