Nichola Simpson

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Nichola Simpson (born 10 October 1956) is an athlete from Oxford,[1] Great Britain. She competes in compound archery, and has reached a career high of 4th in the FITA world rankings (23 August 2008).[2]

Simpson is a member of Oxford Archers, and is coached by her husband Ian Simpson.

Notable achievements[edit]

Having taken up archery in 1987, Nichola has been a member of the GB women's compound team since 1993,[2] with whom she won Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She won a bronze medal at the 1995 World Indoor Archery Championships held in Birmingham and a further Bronze at the 2nd World Cup leg in San Salvador in 2006, which was Great Britain's first Archery World Cup medal.[3] She had her most successful season to date in 2007, winning silver at 2 world cup events, in Porec and Boé and also the silver medal at the year end Grand Final in Lausanne.[4]


Nichola currently holds the following British records (correct 27 March 2013):

Round Bow Style Score Date Location
FITA 25 [5] Compound Unlimited 576 14 February 2010 Rutland
Combined FITA [6] Compound Unlimited 1158 14 February 2010 Rutland


Nichola was awarded the Oxfordshire Sportswoman of the year award in 2007[citation needed].


  1. ^ THE ENGLAND TEAM | Sporting Life | Commonwealth Games, Delhi 2010, Medal Table Archived 25 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "FITA fact file". 
  3. ^ "BBC report on 2006 World Cup leg". BBC News. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "BBC report on 2008 World Cup Grand Final". BBC News. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "British Indoor Records" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "British Outdoor Imperial Records" (PDF). 

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