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Recurve individual elimination rounds brings end to World Archery Youth Championships

July 09, 2023
Recurve individual elimination rounds brings end to World Archery Youth Championships

LIMERICK, IE – The final day of competition in Limerick, at the World Archery Youth Championships, wrapped up with the individual recurve elimination rounds. 

The first matches of the day featured the U21 recurve athletes. The day kicked off with Dawson Molitor facing off against Richard Krejci, who is from the Czech Republic. Molitor was unable to defeat his opponent and dropped the match 0-6. Natalee Chan’s opponent was Iria De la Fuente Torrecilla of Spain. Chan was able to win the first two ends of the match, but unfortunately lost the next three to the Spanish archer; she lost the match 6-4. 

Janna Hawash, a member of the U18 women’s recurve squad, was slotted against Amanda Kubiak, who was shooting in her home country of Ireland. Hawash only relinquished one set point during the match, when she and her opponent tied the second end. After four ends, the Canadian came out on top and won the match 7-1. She then moved on to face the #1-ranked archer in her division, Soohee Yun from Korea. While the Canadian gave a great effort, she unfortunately dropped the match 6-0. Zohy Wilson’s opponent was Olha Chebotarenko from Ukraine. The match went to five ends, but Chebotarenko won the match with a score of 7-3. Ryder Wilson, the sole U18 male recurve archer in action today from Canada, was up against Emilis Tamulionis of Lithuania. The final score of the match was 6-4 in favour of the Lithuanian archer. 

“Today was the individual matches for the recurve archers, U18 & U21 men and women. It was better weather this morning and everyone enjoyed it,” said Soha Mahmoud, Junior National Coach. “All the archers tried their best in the matches and most of them shot a lot of good arrows and won some sets in each match.”

Mahmoud continued by commenting that “Archers understand after their first World competition that there is a lot of work to be done and it is eye-opening for all of them to be ready for the upcoming World Youth Championships on our own soil in Canada in 2025.”

With this day of competition, the World Archery Youth Championships draws to a close. The next edition of this event will be held on Canadian home soil in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2025. 




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