17, Oct, 2013

Update from Youth World Champs, Wuxi, China

(Full Results as per the WA website).

Wednesday 16 October

Weather much more settled though cold and the sun shelters were all put back up.
Marcus was  up against Alexey Artemkin from Russia in the 1/24  eliminations.  he put up a good fight with 28,28,26,27,28 (157) to 28, 29,28,27,29 (141).

Elizabeth and Marcus were next up this afternoon for the mixed teams 1/8 elimination against The third ranked Mexican duo. After a slow start they fought back but were beaten by two points. NZ - 35,38,38,39 - 150
Mexico - 38,40,38,36. - 152

Tomorrow Elizabeth is shooting at 0900 for 1/16 against Devanique Rossouw from South Africa.


Tuesday 15 October

Elizabeth and Marcus had their qualification rounds today.

The morning was very windy (like 2013 nationals in Whitianga) with the wind swirling around the stadium in gusts and cold. All the tents and covers had blown down overnight or were being taken down when we arrived.

The windy conditions had upset  a number of archers, but some of the recurve scores were over 1300 .

Marcus shot in the `pm, when the wind had dropped a bit. Because of  the number of archers shooting in the `pm finished well after 5.30 pm , when the light is dwindling.

All in all a good day. Marcus is up against the 42 ranked Russian this morning and then in mixed teams this afternoon - up  against the Mexicans who were ranked third.

Weather looks more promising, sun's out and looks warmer than the predicted 18 Degrees.

Report from Marianne Grant -Team Manager