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Yankton 2021 Recurve Qualification Rounds

September 22, 2021
Yankton 2021 Recurve Qualification Rounds

YANKTON, USA – Yesterday was the qualification round for both the compound and recurve archers at the 2021 Hyundai World Archery Youth Championships in Yankton, South Dakota. The recurve qualification round started later in the afternoon, when the six Canadian archers stepped up to the shooting line.

In the men’s competition, Andrew Azores finished in 65th place with 627 points and will shoot against Lou Thirion of France in the first round. Eric Peters shot a score of 623 points, which resulted in him being ranked 73rd, and being scheduled to face Marcelo Costa of Brazil. The third Canadian athlete in the men’s recurve competition, Brandon Xuereb, finished with a score of 619 and a ranking of 78th; he will compete against Erdem Tsydypov of RAF. In the women’s competition, Tania Edwards and Stephanie Barrett tied with a score of 565, earning the 66th and 67th ranking spots, respectively. Barrett goes up against Polina Rodionova from Ukraine in the first round and Edwards will face Caroline Lopez of France. Virginie Chénier finished with 557 points and the 70th spot; she faces Karyna Kazlouskaya from Belarus at the start of the elimination bracket.

“It was a tough day, we’re moving on. I’m looking forward to matches,” says Peters.

“Despite shooting a lower than average qualification score, today provided valuable insight leading into eliminations with a focus on strong, confident shots,” comments Edwards.

Over on the team event side, the recurve men’s team scored 1869, placing them in the 20th spot; they will face India in the first elimination round. The women combined to shot a score of 1687, which earned them a 19th ranking and a spot against Brazil in the first round. The Canadian mixed recurve team scored 1192 points; unfortunately, they did not score high enough to advance to bracket play.

“Collectively, the recurve team was disappointed in today’s results,” says Alan Brahmst, one of the recurve team leaders. “We are focused on the individual and team eliminations. It was unfortunate that we missed the mixed team cut.”

Competition Schedule

  • September 22 – Team, mixed team eliminations
  • September 23 – Team, mixed team eliminations
  • September 24 – Individual and team finals
  • September 25 – Finals compound
  • September 26 – Finals recurve