10 Oct 2010

Teasdale misses out on archery medal

3:39 pm on 10 October 2010

New Zealand's Shaun Teasdale has been unlucky not to win a medal in the Commonwealth Games men's individual compound archery event.

The 21-year-old qualified in sixth place for the competition, and worked his way through the draw despite the steamy conditions.

Teasdale was eliminated in the semi-finals, narrowly losing to England's Duncan Busby, 6-2.

The New Zealander only had a couple of minutes' rest before appearing back on the range in the bronze medal shoot-off against Seppie Cilliers of South Africa.

Teasdale and Cilliers split the first two sets 29-29, before the South African edged ahead, taking the third set 29-28.

The fourth set was split 29-29 and Teasdale, having to win the fifth and final set to keep his chances alive, went down 29-28.

Teasdale says he was gutted to miss out on a medal, and is now contemplating his future in archery.