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Alison Williamson Biography

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British archer

British archer Alison Williamson is a world champion, four-time Olympian, and Olympic and European record holder. Beginning archery at a young age, she went on to compete in the women's individual event around the world consistently placing in the top ten and ranking first in the Tournament of Nations and the Arizona Cup International. She achieved a world record score of 651 in seventy-two Arrows, and won the Moet and Chandon Young Sportwoman of the Year award in 1992. The first Briton to win an archery scholarship to an American university, she graduated from Arizona State in 1995.

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