KIDDERMINSTER'S Naomi Folkard lost in the quarter-finals of the women's individual recurve archery competition at the Rio Olympics tonight.

She had earlier enjoyed a 6-2 win over Ane Marcelle Dos Santos of Brazil to reach the last eight before exiting 7-1 to Chang Hye-jin of South Korea.

But the 32-year-old Great Britain competitor can be proud of her run after qualifying for her fourth Olympics.

South Korea are rated as the strongest nation in archery and 29-year-old Hye-jin, ranked sixth in the world, went on to win the gold medal.

Folkard, the lowest-ranked archer in the quarter-finals, has said 2016 will be her last Games.

Archery GB performance director David Tillotson said: "There is much to be pleased and proud about over the last six months and into Rio.

"Naomi and Patrick (Huston, GB's other Olympic archer) have been great role models and committed fully to their Rio preparation.

"They deserve much credit for their handling of a very intense lead into the Games.

"It is clearly very tight and tough at the sharp end of competition and, while we are increasingly competitive, there is little room for error.

"Being consistent is key as Naomi's excellent results have shown."