Silver and bronze for Duncan at Caribbean Development Archery Championship


Guyanese Archer Samira Duncan recently copped a silver and a bronze medal at the Caribbean Development Archery Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Duncan, a member of Archery Guyana- the local governing body for the sport, teamed up with Carlos Espinoza of the host nation to win silver in the Mixed Doubles Recurve, while in the Senior Women Recurve (Beginner), finished third to take a bronze.

Samira Duncan at the shooting line in Santo Domingo

Duncan totaled 477 points with eight (10+X) and three Bullseyes, while Cynthia Gonzalvez took gold with 525 points with nine (10+X) and one Bullseye and Yonaigris Matos Cordero won silver with 524 points with four (10+X) and no Bullseye.

According to a press release from Archery Guyana, the championship, known as the CDC, is a fairly new event on the Archery calendar.

“This championship was designed to promote and grow Archery within the developing Caribbean and Latin American regions with expertise from the already developed regions of Archery. This year it was held in Santo Domingo, Dominica Republic from September 5-9, 2022 with athletes staying in the Santo Domingo’s Olympic Village,” Archery Guyana said.

While in Santo Domingo, Duncan also participated in a Coaching Training Seminar, conducted by Coach Phil Greaves.

“Renowned Coach Phil Graves had previously visited Guyana and conducted the Archery Guyana’s Initial Training Course. As a result of these training, Ms. Duncan will be able to join the Archery Guyana coaches to coach Archery Guyana members. The Board of Directors wishes to congratulate Samira Duncan on her performance,” the release from Archery Guyana concluded.

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