Mohamed, Kissoon, Duncan top Archery outdoor competition
Archery Guyana recently held the first segment of the 2018 Outdoor Archery Championship, sponsored by Infotrans Guyana Inc., at the Carifesta Sports Complex ground where 15 Archers competed in the ranking rounds of Men, Women and Junior Women classes.
The official competition started after the opening ceremony with remarks from President of Archery Guyana, Mohamed Khan, and reminders for the day from Head Coach Nicholas Hing.
The action started at 12:00 noon after the official equipment checks, practice rounds and sighting-in for competitors were completed. Competitors were classed as Individual Women, Individual Junior Women and Individual Men, all shooting a 300-ranking round (a 300-round is 30 arrows shot with a possibility of scoring all 10s).
Excitement was in the air and the competition was intense as everyone braved the blistering heat trying to gain top scores against each other whilst battling with the wind. The Ladies and Junior women started off the Individual categories, followed by the Men’s individual and the Mixed teams.
See results below
1st place – Narda Mohamed (160 points)
2nd place – Shereeda Yusuf (81 points)
3rd place – Samira Duncan (64 points)
4th place – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (47 points)
JUNIOR WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL
1st place – Talitha Kissoon (70 points)
2nd place – Jessica Callender (57 points)
1st place – Sean Duncan (211 points)
2nd place – Nicholas Hing (191 points)
3rd place – Anand Mangra (186 points)
4th place – Ryan McKinnon (167 points)
5th place – Umasankar Madray (148 points)
After the individual rounds were completed, athletes were paired for the mixed team ranking rounds, whereby the highest scoring male paired with lowest scoring female and vice-versa.
Seven mixed team contested for the top four spots, as the excitement grew. The first four mixed teams will move on to the semi-finals and finals to be held on Sunday (November 18) at the Carifesta Sports Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue, from 11:00h.
RANKING ROUND RESULTS – MIXED TEAM (Round One)
1st place – Narda Mohamed and Robert Singh (177 points)
2nd place – Ryan McKinnon and Talitha Kissoon (151 points)
3rd place – Umasankar Madray and Shereeda Yusuf (147 points)
4th place – Anand Mangra and Samira Duncan (122 points)
Archery Guyana would like to thank Minister George Norton, National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport for their kind permission for the use of the Carifesta Sports Complex ground. Special thanks also to the management of Infotrans Guyana Inc., the official sponsors for the inaugural outdoor championship.