Congratulations to Zimbabwe for receiving the GOLD for the Mens Recurve Event in Luxor at the 2nd Africa Open International Tournament. This is a fantastic result for Zimbabwe as it re-enters into the international arena for the sport of Archery. Gavin Sutherland for Zimbabwe received the Gold followed by Ibrahim Sabry who recieved the Silver for Egypt and third place, Hady Elkholosy received the Bronze for Egypt. The Recurve Womens was won by Hania Fouda for Egypt. The complete results can be found here.
Zimbabwe wins second place silver medals to the amazement and disbelief of everyone - NASP-Zim(National Archery in the Schools Program-Zimbabwe) ,mostly Namibia who were far better than us on paper.We also gave SA 3 a good scare by only losing 15 points to them...Well done Zimbabwe....you have made us very proud with your sportsmanship, skills and character. This is a fantastic way to be reintroduced into the world arena after many years of absence with carefree but deadly abilities to outshoot seemingly beyond our rank.
Over these 2 days there was some exciting and close scoring , with Shian Palmer making wonderful improvements , and leading the score board with the following results for March 2015 Fita:
- Most Golds : Harry Nelson X16
- Day One Winner : Iona Bartosz 1098
- Day Two Winner : Shian Palmer 1150
- Overall Winner : Shian Palmer 2241
- Most Improved : Shian Palmer
- Marion Spot : Shian Palmer
- Robin Spot : Harry Nelson
Thanks to those that participated and set goals for the next event.