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South Africa wins two international archery events in virtual tournament

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Family and friends had spent the weekend supporting their own personal favourite archers in a discipline that takes a tremendous amount of skill and discipline.

The two-day 2022 African Archery Federation Tournament that caused a buzz of excitement at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley this weekend wrapped up on a high note on Sunday.

Family and friends had spent the weekend supporting their own personal favourite archers in a discipline that takes a tremendous amount of skill and discipline.

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National teams of African Genesis Archery (AGA) faced-off against opponents in the international virtual event. Teams doing battle were South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, who each hosted their own event in a city in their own country. The live event was then broadcast so that teams were actually competing virtually against the other countries in real time.

Archers competed in a Bull’s Eye as well as a 3D competition. In the Bull’s Eye competition, archers were given 15 arrows to shoot at an 80cm fita target (stationary circular targets) at a 10m distance and then 15 arrows at a 15m distance to get a score out of 300.

Then, in the 3D competition arrows were shot at six, 3D moulded, life-size animals with points being awarded accordingly. Individual archers and teams with the highest overall scores were then announced as winners of the tournament.

After the two-day event was completed, South Africa won two of the International events.

The winners of the 2022 international events were announced as follows.

International development teams

1. Namibia

2. Zimbabwe

3. South Africa

International junior teams

1. South Africa

2. Zimbabwe

3. Namibia

International senior teams

1. South Africa

2. Botswana

3. Namibia

The national winners with the highest combined scores were as follows.

National development team

First: Rizwaan Alli. Second: Zuraidah Allie. Third: Xolisa Bottoman. Picture: Danie van der Lith

National Junior team

First: DeWet Naude. Second: Kayleigh van Helden. Third: Annelise Pieterse. Picture: Danie van der Lith

National Senior team

First: Michael Le Roux. Second: Luther De Koker. Third: Jurgens Becker. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Overall National tournament winners

First: DeWet Naude. Second: Kayleigh van Helden. Third: Michael Le Roux. Picture: Danie van der Lith
Africa Genesis Archery SA National Development Team. Picture: Danie van der Lith
Africa Genesis Archery SA National Junior Team. Picture: Danie van der Lith
Africa Genesis Archery SA National Senior Team. Picture: Danie van der Lith
2022 Africa Genesis Archery Federation Tournament Officials. Picture: Danie van der Lith
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