Cirencester's Ella Gibson will compete for Team GB at the World Games Archery Championship, writes Chris Roberts.

The news follows on from her amazing success in the European Indoor Archery Championships in February, where she scooped the first gold medal ever won by a GB compound archer in the competition’s history.

Ella, 21, is one of five athletes to have made Team GB’s archery squad.

The World Games is equivalent to the Olympics but is designed for athletes who compete in events that are not classed as Olympic sports.

It is organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee and is always held the year following the summer Olympic Games.

The 11-day event will be held during the first week of July in Alabama, USA.

It expects to host nearly 4,000 elite athletes from over 100 countries competing for gold in 34 of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Ella is elated to be given the chance to represent her country again.

“Compound archery is not yet classed as an Olympic sport, but is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the world,” she said.

“I am thrilled to be the only female compound archer to be selected for The World Games.”

The GB World Games team is made up of athletes representing all three bow types for archery – a male and female athlete for Barebow; a male and female athlete for Recurve and just Ella for Compound Archery.

This is just the latest in a long line of achievements for Ella. She now holds four of the nine continental records available for compound women in outdoor archery, is ranked 6th in Europe and 13th in the world.

Ella is now scheduled to open her international outdoor season at the first stage of the 2022 Hyundai Archery World Cup over Easter in Antalya, Turkey.