Brown rules out Olympic tilt
Danielle Brown still wants to compete in able-bodied events, but has ruled out the Olympics
Great Britain's Danielle Brown has dismissed the prospect of a change of bow to target double success in Rio de Janeiro after successfully defending her Paralympic title at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
The 24-year-old archer from Steeton, West Yorkshire claimed a 6-4 win over team-mate Mel Clarke in a tense final of the women's individual compound competition to add London 2012 gold to her 2008 Paralympic title and 2010 Commonwealth Games team success.
Brown's compound event is not an Olympic discipline, but she has no intention of switching to the recurve to target both Games in Brazil. The law graduate, who will not be able to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as archery will not be staged in Glasgow, said: "I'm not going to switch to recurve, I enjoy my compound way too much."
She added: "I definitely want to go to Rio.
"I don't want to go back into law, archery's way more fun.
"The more tournaments I go to, the more experience I get and the better I get. When I am down in a match I've got the confidence to shoot strongly and come back.
I definitely want to do some more able-bodied and stick to the para side as well."
Brown has been one of the faces of the Paralympics and said the success meant more to her than her Beijing triumph.
She said: "I've been really feeling it (the pressure) the last couple of weeks, so to actually come here and manage to keep my head in the right place, I'm chuffed to bits. It's been crazy. I didn't think it would have affected me the way it has.
"My whole family and friends were out there watching me. It was just incredible - I was shaking so much."
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