Guyanese Archer in final attempt to seal Olympic berth
The final Archery qualification tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games was initially scheduled to be held in Berlin in June 2020, however, following the one-year delay of the Games, it would be held in Paris.
The tournament in Paris is designated the final Olympic qualification event, and for Guyana, it is the last chance for Archer, Devin Permaul, to obtain his ticket to the Tokyo Games.
It will take place at the Stade Charléty in Paris from June 19-21, 2021.
After this tournament, Paris will also host the 2021 Archery World Cup from June 21-28, at which Guyana is also registered to participate.
“Devin is training hard and at a recently held event in Canada he kept the Golden Arrowhead flying high amidst fierce competition where he scored 639 and 651 from a possible 720 in his first and second rounds respectively,” Archery Guyana said.
“There are three quota places reserved in these Paris Championships, which are reserved for countries in the Americas and can only be won by countries who have not already secured a place and each nation can only collect a maximum of one quota place per gender. The pressure on our Archer and countryman is high – and the battle for these quota places will be intense.”
Amidst all this excitement, Devin, when asked how he is feeling, responded: “I feel confident about Paris, and shooting in the 650’s has put my confidence at an all-time high.”
“The Board of Directors wishes Devin Permaul all the best and urges all of Guyana to rally around him and send positive energy across the miles for Guyana,” Archery Guyana added.