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Cadet Recurve Archers set their sight on Youth African Games

by Rodney Pienaar

Three Cadet Recurve archers will be taking part in the upcoming Youth African Games in Algiers, Algeria scheduled to take place from 18 to 21 July.

Shooters, Christiaan Brandt; Quinn Reddig and Adriaan Grobler, will be representing the country in order to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires expected to take place towards the end of the year.

“About two weeks back last month, target archers’ skills and technique were put to the test with gushing winds during the SKW Club competition. Brandt and Reddig shot the minimum score required to qualify for the games.”

“They will battle it out for the Olympics spot at the Youth African Games. Brandt has proved that through hard work, dedication and under the watchful eyes of his coaches, Frank Reddig and Rita Schenk it is possible to exceed all expectations and shoot two qualifying scores in one day,” Archery Association Namibia president, Heidi Reddig said.

She added that Grobler, who was absent due to his participation at the European Archery Championships in Rovereto, Italy, will join the two.

 “The next target archery competition is the very popular Dornhuegel shoot in Tsumeb that will take place on 16th June 2018. All our top Namibian archers are expected to participate at this competition,” she stated.

The latest competition ended with archers walking away with medallions.

The results were as follows:

Gold medallion winners:

Margot Louw Gold for Recurve Women (70m);Quinn Reddig Recurve Cadet Women (60m);Christiaan Brandt Recurve Cadet Men (60m);Ilana Malan Compound Women division (50m);Jacques van der Merwe Compound Men division (50m);Moritz Hoff Compound Master Men division (50m);Nelleke Louw Recurve Women beginner (40m) and Marcel Imhof Compound Cup Boys u/13 beginner division (20m)

Silver medallion winner:

Louw Nel Compound Men Division;

 Bronze medallion winner:

Riaan Vermaak Compound Men Division.