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 the world arena after many years of absence with carefree but deadly abilities to outshoot seemingly beyond our rank.
Zimbabwe Archery Association is now registered with the World Archery Federation, which enables our athletes to register for different world events and exhibit our archery skills from the Great Zimbabwe regions. There are several events coming up during 2014, so if you are interested, please let us know , so that you may represent our country.
To find out More information about World Archery Federation please click this link
The Local Organizing Committee of the 10th African Archery Championship, the 2nd Africa Open International Tournament, Federation of African Archery, and Egyptian Archery Federation, have invited the african countries to participate in the 10th African Archery Championship, which will be held from 10-13 October 2014 in Luxor, Egypt. This event will also include the 2nd Africa Open International Tournament.
The city of Luxor:
Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate) with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the Temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing a large part towards the economy for the modern city.The economy of Luxor, like that of many other Egyptian cities, is heavily dependent upon tourism. Large