Archers compete at World Field Archery championships

11 Aug 2014 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) – Three Namibian archers competed in the bi-annual World Field Archery championships in South Dakota, the United States of America this past week.
The event was sponsored by the International Field Archery Association (IFAA), and is hosted on a yearly basis.
This year, it took place from 04 to 08 August.
Several hundred archers from 21 nations converged on the site of the Easton Archery Training Centre for the event.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the Archery Association of Namibia on Monday said Jolien Els of Walvis Bay competed in the Junior Female Bow hunter unlimited division, while Jackson Engel of Windhoek competed in the Junior Male Freestyle Unlimited division.
Bea Viviers of Windhoek competed in the Adult Female Freestyle Unlimited division.
Els won silver, whilst Engel finished in fifth place and Bea Viviers finished in seventh place in their respective divisions.
“Despite rainy weather conditions throughout the event, Namibia’s archers showed themselves to be highly-competitive on the world stage,” the statement said.
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus.
Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an 'archer' or a 'bowman', and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a toxophilite.