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Archery is also a sport in which the women are just as good as the men: we saw about a dozen of each sex and of the two perfect 30 scores - 3 x bullseye 10 - that we saw, one came from a man and the other from a woman (and they all shoot from the same place). In fact, that female 30 came against the plucky Brit, Amy Oliver, who won her first match that we saw, but then went out to an Indonesian on some amazing form in her 1/16 match (where her opponent scored an incredible 28, 28, 28 and 30 in the four sets). As the woman next to me in another friendly, chatty crowd said, it could easily be a mixed event.
Still, it was great to see my first Brit of the Games. The response from the crowd was quite something - massive roars and Union Jacks ahoy!