Godfrey is peaking at right time for London
Bristol archer Larry Godfrey believes London 2012 represents his best-ever chance of achieving a career-long Olympics medal dream.
Godfrey booked his place on the Great Britain archery squad for the spectacle in London later this year by fending off all-comers to convincingly win the Olympic Games selection shoot at Lilleshall.
Godfrey will be taking in a third Olympic Games after debuting in Athens in 2004, an event at which he exceeded all expectations by losing out narrowly to Australian Tim Cuddihy in a bronze-medal play-off match.
A trip to Beijing followed in 2008 where a disappointing defeat in the first round to eventual bronze medallist Bair Badënov ensued before another early exit at the hands of China in the team event.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
Godfrey, however, insists a podium finish is a realistic target in London this time around following a 12-month spell in which he believes he has been in the form of his life.
"I'm feeling good right now," said Godfrey. "My form over the last 12 months has been good I feel pretty much at the peak of my powers.
"It's nice to be able to call myself a triple Olympian, but the real business starts now as we countdown to London. I've worked hard in training to improve my consistency so I think targeting a medal spot is a realistic aim."
World Cup clashes in Turkey and America and a trip to the European Championships in Amsterdam provide the key preparation dates for Godfrey before the Olympic tournament gets under way at Lord's on July 27.
"They are all high-level tournaments where the competition will be fierce," said Godfrey. "It will be the ideal preparation for London.
"It is going to be tough at Lord's as this will probably be the highest level Olympics I've competed at in terms of depth of competition.
"Italy have a few good players and the Americans and the Koreans are also decent. In my first games in Athens there were maybe 20 people in with a chance of landing a medal.
"I'd say there are at least 50 people in the running to win a medal in London."