The National Gymnasium was the scene of intense competition last Sunday when Archery Guyana’s Indoor Recurve Championship Finals were run off.
Individual Match Play commenced with Women’s semi-finals and quarter-finals where the competitors were required to shoot 4 rounds of 3 arrows each with the aim of winning the round (2 points) and competing to achieve a total of 6 points to qualify for the finals. This was hotly contested by the ladies as nerves seemed to play a part going to 5 ends but the gold was eventually secured by Narda Mohamed, leaving Shereeda Yusuf to be content with silver. In the match between Samira Duncan and Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon, the first end was won by Duncan with a score of 18-7 but Persaud-McKinnon won the 2nd end with her score of 16-5. However, Duncan won the other ends and secured the bronze medal.
In the Individual Cadet Women’s division, Talitha Kissoon and Jessica Callender went head to head with Kissoon winning gold and Callender taking silver. Next up was the Men’s Individual Match Play with Umasankar Madray, Anand Mangra, Sean Duncan, Ryan McKinnon, Latchman Singh, Mohamed Khan, Jeewanram Persaud and Nicholas Hing competing for the top spot. The same 4 rounds were shot for the semis and finals as the competition heated up. Persaud was knocked out by Madray, while Duncan knocked out Singh, Mangra knocked out Khan and McKinnon knocked out Hing to gain top spots in the medal matches…..