Alison Williamson has been awarded an MBE for her services to sport, which was prented to her by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. Alison, a six-time Olympian who won a bronze medal in Athens 2004, said, “It was such a proud day, and a wonderful honour. To be recognised like this is just incredible, and having taken part in the London Olympics, it has been a fantastic year for me.
“But this is not just about me, because nothing I have achieved would have been possible without the support of so many people throughout the years – family, friends, coaches, team mates, staff behind the scenes and sponsors, and I am eternally grateful to everyone.”
Archery GB Chairman Dave Harrison commented, “Alison thoroughly deserved this honour, and everyone in the archery community is immensely proud of her.
“She has not only been a magnificent archer over many years – and six Olympics is a phenomenal achievement – she also makes a fantastic contribution to the sport in many other ways, as do her family. I’m delighted she had such a wonderful day.”