Australia clinches Archery glory at World Archery Oceania-Pacific Games 2023
By Alfred E. Pagepitu
In a stunning display of precision and skill, Australian Archers Tyack Ryan and Paeglis Laura secured the first gold medals in Archery at the World Archery Oceania-Solomon Islands Pacific Games 2023, at DC Park, east Honiara..
Australia dominated the Recurve (70 meters) for both men and women, claiming the Gold and Silver positions.
Among the sixty participants from ten competing countries, including Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Tahiti, the competition showcased outstanding talent.
On the first day, the official results for Recurve Men (70 meters) were as follows:
Day one official results for Recurve Man (70 meters)
Silver-Boukouvalas Peter- Australia
Bronze-Winkelstroeter Jean-Pierre -Tahiti.
Recurve for Women (70 meters)
Bronze – Edmundson Nuala Jane Stevens-New Zealand
Compound for man( 50 meters)
Gold-Clerte Lauent – New Caledonia
Silver-Winkelstroeter Teari –Tahiti
Bronze-Shiu Henry- New Caledonia.
Compound women (50 meters)
Gold-Balber Caroline- New Caledonia
The Solomon Islands is well-represented with 12 participants, showcasing the country’s talent and enthusiasm for Archery. With 6 male and 6 female participants, they aim to leave their mark on this prestigious event.
Today will mark the second day, featuring the Archery 2024 Olympic Mixed Team CGT qualification.
Following this, the spotlight will be on the Para qualification for Compound and Recurve categories. The day will culminate in a Medal Presentation, adding another layer of excitement to the archery competition. –ENDS//
Official Results for 21/11/2023
ARCERY QUALIFICATION/ EVENT FINAL-ROUND
Gold- New Caledonia- CAROLINE BALBER
Silver-Tahiti- AURORE COTTED
Bronze-Tonga- ANA FIFITA
Gold- New Caledonia – LAURENT CLERTE
Bronze-New Caledonia- HENRY SHIU
Gold- Australia- LAURA PAEGLIS
Silver-Australia- SARAH HAYWARD
Bronze- New Zealand- NUALA EDMONDSON
Gold- Australia- RYAN TYACT
Silver- Australia- PETER BOUKAUVALIS
Bronze- Tahiti- JEAN-PIERRE WIAKEL STRPETER