Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Archers bring home gold medals from world youth championships

Mexico shone at this year’s World Youth Archery Championship in Wroclaw, Poland, bringing home three gold medals.

Selene Rodríguez claimed first place in the under-18 compound category, attending her first international competition. She beat Priya Gurjar of India 139-136.

“[I’m] very excited, it’s something I’ve never felt before. I’ve never been a world champion,” Rodríguez said.

In the final against Gurjar, each archer scored 28 points before Rodríguez took a three-point lead over her opponent in the second final. All of her arrows except one landed in the yellow bullseye.

Mexico’s under-21 compound women’s team, composed of Dafne Quintero, Mariana Bernal and Astrid Alanis, also took home gold after beating the Russian team.

On the men’s side, Mexico racked up another win thanks to the under-21 men’s team, made up of Rodrigo Olvera, Sebastián García y Luis Lezama, who won 230-229 against Turkey.

With reports from El Universal

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