Alison Williamson hopes archery success nailed on

Updated: 24 July 2012 12:06 IST

No-one will be in any doubt about which country British archer Alison Williamson and her female team-mates are representing at the Olympics after they all had the Union Jack painted on their nails.

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No-one will be in any doubt about which country British archer Alison Williamson and her female team-mates are representing at the Olympics after they all had the Union Jack painted on their nails.

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"We've (the women's team) all had them done," the 40-year-old Williamson, set to take part in her sixth Games, said on Monday.

"We went for a little wander on our first day in the (athletes') village and walked past a beauty salon displaying nails with flags from every country and thought, why not?," added Williamson, a bronze medallist in Athens eight years ago.

"We decided to have them done. Even Jamal (Mashlab), our physio, had one on his little finger as a gesture of solidarity."

Asked how the archery team were spending their evenings, Williamson replied: "We've got a jigsaw puzzle of the Olympic Park and I've been doing daily tweets about it. We do get tweets back. Something about 'get a life'."

The Olympic archery competition will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground, the London headquarters of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which only recently in its 225-year existence allowed women to become members.

Topics : Archery Olympics 2012
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