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Danielle Brown determined to turn silver into gold in Olympics
Danielle Brown is even keener to win Paralympic gold later this year in London after only taking a silver in the women’s compound at the Paralympic Test event.
After heading the qualifying and beating Miho Nagano of Japan and Gulpin Su of Turkey at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, the 24-year-old, from Lothersdale, lost to in-form Russian Stepanida Artakhinova in the gold-medal match.
Artakhinova had won her quarter and semi-final matches without dropping a set and won the final 7-3, shooting a final-arrow nine to secure the title after Brown had fought back from 5-1 down and was on the verge of taking it to a tie-break.
“Credit to Stepanida, she’s shot well, but I’m very disappointed,” said the Yorkshirewoman, who beat the Russian to win the World Championship gold medal in Turin last year.
“But actually it’s probably the best thing that can happen to me because I’ll go home now and work hard to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”