Bank Windhoek African Youth Archery Championship kicks off in Windhoek

Although the Championships include both the recurve and compound category, only the recurve category is an Olympic discipline. The top two countries in this discipline at the competition this week will each qualify one archer for Nanjing. 

During the opening ceremony, Hon Rev Hausiku, special advisor to the Hon Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture welcomed the participating countries - Egypt, Libya, Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Benin and Namibia. He further highlighted the great set of values of focus, concentration, discipline, tradition, elegance, precision strength and respect, which the sport of archery promotes and which are critical for the success in this sport. The president of the Federation of African Archery also attended the ceremony.

The Namibian national team is confident of achieving podium positions in all categories of the championships. "The exceptional results and new records, which the Namibian archers have achieved earlier this month at the South African Championships, have boosted the teams confidence levels," National team coach, Marja Woortmann, commented.

Spectators are welcome throughout the course of the competition at DTS sports grounds in Sean McBride street in Windhoek. The competition starts at 9 am each day.