11th Namibian Target Archery Nationals. Tsumeb13th – 15th April 2018
Namibia kindly sponsored accommodation over the competition. Thank you!
Competitor numbers 24 from Namibia and Zimbabwe – competition format strong and was much needed for our young athletes. It was a World registered event.
Day 1 –Chelsey and Shania (having been driven to Tsumeb, 2 days) - settled in & practice in rain, sun and cloud went well – assessment of wind on range tough. Huma and Omer arrived 9pm (flew in).
Day 2 – Competition - the 1440 round, 36 arrows at 4 different set distances.
Huma Poonja – Not a personal best as had to adjust to the wind and shade on the range and had not been able to practice day before but 90 and 70 meters were a personal best.
Chelsey Hunter Silver in Cadet Junior Women Recurve bow, 1196 - new Zimbabwean record.
Shania Bartosz Gold in the Girls U15 Recurve.
Omer Ohana Gold in the Boys U15 Recurve personal best score achieved.
After competition a friendly team event was done, at 60m. All archers performed well, and at the end with great team work Chelsey, Quin and Shania ousted all the male archers!
Day 3 – Competition - 720 competition one distance 72 arrows.
Huma Poonja Men’s Recurve 720 P.B. 554 at 70m
Chelsey Hunter Cadet Recurve Women P.B. 567 at 60m new Zimbabwe record.
Shania Bartosz Cadet Recurve Women 425 at 60m
Omer Ohana Recurve U15 Boys P.B. 521 at 40m.
Eliminations followed on a knock out system.
Recurve Cadet Women Silver Chelsey Hunter, Bronze Shania Bartosz.
Recurve men Huma Poonja Gold & Omer Ohana Recurve U15 Gold
After the competition a mixed team event was done, at 60m. Ultimately Namibia took it but not without some excellent archery and team sportsmanship – Zim 2nd and 3rd.
At the end of the day – a friendly 3D shoot was set up for all archers who enjoyed the relaxed discipline of 3D archery.
DATE: 1st May 2018 – Report I. Bartosz