Teenage archer Daniel Thompson fired his way to a Youth Olympics call-up with his latest impressive performances.

Competing initially for Great Britain's Recurve Cadet men's team at the European Youth Championships in Patras, Greece, Thompson finished

ninth outright.

A slow start left the 16-year-old Darland High School pupil 20th in the opening Championships qualifier, where he shot 648 in his round of 720.

Advancing to the head-to-head competition, Thompson triumphed 6-0 in his first first match, before benefitting from a bye in the next round.

He was then outgunned in his quarter-final match against Belgian Senna Roos, who inflicted a 6-0 reverse to leave the Welsh youngster ninth in the individual rankings.

Things improved in the team event, where Thompson was part of Britain's cadet recurve side that won the bronze medal.

Comfortable 6-2 wins over Romania and Italy saw the Brits progress to the semi-finals, where a solid Russian side defeated them.

But Thompson and his team mates recovered with victory over Ukraine in the third place decider to earn a podium place.

The high-point of Thompson's five days of competition came in the boy's Youth Olympics qualification event where he finished as runner-up behind Roos.

Shooting in front of National Olympic Committee judges, he won his quota place for the Games in Buenos Aires with another solid display.

A delighted Thompson said: "From my point of view, it felt like a really great start to my international career.

"It was my first first international event representing team GBR and it was amazing. I shot strong scores all week and my consistency has been good.

“To be coming home with a medal is great, but the fact that I've qualified for the Youth Olympics has to be the best feeling so far in my archery career.

"I'm so happy to have won a bronze and it feels like all the sacrifices and training were 100 per cent worth it.

"I'm so grateful to all of my sponsors, my previous coaches and my current coach Alberto Zagami for helping me achieve this.

“Now I've got big expectations for the Youth Olympics – and I can’t wait for the experience to fully test my potential against the rest of the world.”