Guest Contributor | Nov 14, 2022 | 0
Nam archers come in second
The competing nations included Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa and each had teams of 16 archers from grades 4 to 12 shooting their arrows at distances of 10 and 15 metres.
The participants started shooting in a ranking round, after which they were grouped into teams of four archers each.
The teams then shot against each other on an elimination basis.
Host, South Africa, had two extra squads – Centre Shot and a development team.
All together 96 archers filled the shooting line. Some archers shot personal best scores.
Christie Agenbach (Berg-Op Academy Okahandja) got the runner-up award with a silver medal for the second best individual score for girls. Lukas Els (home schooling) had the fifth place amongst the boys.
He shot a new Namibian record of 292 out of 300.
As a country, Namibia was awarded Africa’s second runner-up team.
The first place went to the hosts South Africa whilst Zimbabwe came in third.
The 16 archers from Namibia were selected from six schools from across the country from Koës, Lüderitz, Okahandja and Windhoek.
The Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) thanked the following sponsors for their kind donations: Nova NAM, Absolute Logistics, Tren Tyre, iLogistics, Namdeb, Nest Hotel, Protea Hotel, Namib Garage Aus, Hydromatics, Afro Pumps and Butt Archery Suppliers.
The AAN will host its next event in Walvis Bay on 28 December.