Sport

Confident Tyack set for Olympics

Matthew Masonwells, Taylor Worth and Ryan Tyack at the archery training camp.
Matthew Masonwells, Taylor Worth and Ryan Tyack at the archery training camp. Sunshine Coast Daily

THERE is not a hint of hesitation in Ryan Tyack's voice when he talks about his chances of representing Australia at the London Olympics this year.

Fresh from Australia's training camp at Buderim at the weekend, the Coast product oozed confidence ahead of the biggest event of his life.

The three remaining team spots for London will be on offer at a World Cup event in Ogden in the US next month.

If the Australian team secures one of those berths, its three members will be heading to the Olympics.

But if that does not happen, Tyack still has a chance to compete at his debut Games by being the leading Australian at the competition.

He prefers not to entertain the thought of it coming down to that, insisting he and his teammates - Sky Kim and Taylor Worth - are the equal of any country on their day.

Kim had work commitments last weekend and was replaced at the Coast camp by Matthew Masonwells.

"It's going well. I think we're all progressing smoothly and it should be good to see how our results come together in Ogden," Tyack said yesterday.

"If the three of us are shooting well and working well together we will get that spot."

There have been two previous World Cup events.

Australia beat China in the opening round of the first event and then lost to Korea by a point.

At the second event, Australia lost to China in the first round.

Tyack said both those countries were among the sport's strongest.

He nominated India, Russia and Chinese Taipei as Australia's main competition for one of the remaining Olympic spots.

Despite what is on the line, Tyack feels calm.

"I don't usually associate with pressure. It doesn't really seem to bother me at all that much."

If Tyack makes it to London, he said he had a good chance of winning a medal.

Topics:  archery, london olympics, ryan tyack



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