Local archers perform well at championships

12 October 2017 | Sports

Namibian archers who participated in the World Archery Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina, recorded great results.

In the recurve cadet men's category, Adriaan Grobler finished in 104th place at 60m distance with score of 593, and lost against Cheremiskin Stanislav of Russia 6:2 on set system.

CF Brandt finished in 105th place at 60m distance with a score of 588, but he did not make the elimination rounds.

In the recurve cadet women's competition Quinn Reddig finished in 78th place at 60m distance with a score of 576, and lost in elimination against Inga Pever of USA 6:2 on set system.

In the compound junior women's section, Elizabeth Taljaard finished in 26th place at 50m distance with score of 653. She beat Nora Valdez of Colombia in the first round of eliminations with 135:133, and lost against Fernanda Zepeda of Mexico with 138:135.

In the compound cadet men's category, Duan Engelbrecht finished 30th at 50m distance with a score of 667. He beat Hugo Rollan Fernandez from Spain with 134:131 in the first round of eliminations, but lost against Ethan Merril of USA with 141:131 in the second round.

Dirk de Bod finished 32nd at 50m distance with a score of 666. He beat Marcus Arlefur-Wällstedt of Sweden with 141:128 in the first round of eliminations, but lost by one point against Bryan Alvardo Fernandez from Puerto Rico 136:135.

Christiaan Louw finished in 37th place at distance of 50m with a score of 663. He lost his elimination round against Mathias Fullerton of Denmark by a score of 135:132.

“Our archers had to compete in severe rainstorms and gusting winds of up to 45km per hour to secure the spots. They did our country proud in this prestigious international competition.

“They are the hope for future medals at the next World Youth Championships. The next international competition for Namibia's junior and cadet archers will be an African Olympic Qualifier being held in Algeria in June and July 2018,” said a press release from the Archery Association of Namibia.

SPORTS REPORTER

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