Namibian archers win gold medals at world championship


Three Namibian archers flew the flag high with gold medal winnings at the World Field Archery Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa last week.

A total of 412 archers from across the world took part in this 5-day event including countries such as South Africa, USA, Switzerland, Estonia, England, and Scotland.

Jannie Meuwesen from Lüderitz competed in the toughest style and walked away with a gold medal being crowned the World Champion.

Dirk de Bod from Windhoek, a scholar at Windhoek Gymnasium, had to tough it out in the junior boys' freestyle category and also walked away with a gold medal.

CF Brandt, a scholar at Welwitschia Private School took on boys from Hungary with an Olympic recurve bow breaking every Namibian record standing and walked away with the gold medal.

JP Viljoen, a scholar at Windhoek Gymnasium, took part in the newest class in Field Archery for ages 17-19 and smashed all Namibian records over five day period and took home a silver medal.

Nanda Schoeman a scholar at Windhoek Afrikaans Private School also took home a silver medal competing in the junior female bowhunter unlimited class.