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Namibian archery team brings home medals

Mon, 3 August 2015 04:06
by Staff Reporter

The Namibian National Archery in the Schools Program’s (NASP) development team that was participating in the NASP World Championships has brought home bronze medals.
The Namibian development team was one of five countries participating in Nashville, Tennessee (USA) at the NASP World Championships. A total of 5146 archers participated at the prestigious international event.
On 27 July, the Namibian teams competed against Canada and South Africa with some of the Namibian archers improving their personal best scores.
Two of the Namibian teams lost to USA, however Africa ultimately took second and third spots, with South Africa taking silver and Namibia bronze.
16 archers from Namibian schools arrived in the USA last week and started competing on
Sunday. Each national team was ordered according to their ranking scores with Namibia having four sub-teams consisting of one girl and one boy each.
The team was accompanied by Rudiger & Marja Woortman of SKW Archery Club
(Windhoek). In addition to the Woortmans being the Namibian NASP sponsors, Marja is also the Namibia national archery coach. In September the Woortmans, along with Tsumeb
Archery Club coach Frank Reddig, will attend an international coaching seminar in Malaga,
Spain where they will enhance their coaching skills for the betterment of Namibian archers nationwide.
The team arrived back home on Friday 31 July.