EL archer helps SA team shoot gold


East London senior archer Caley Kent-Brown’s dream is to represent SA at the World Games and Olympics.

Kent-Brown, 21, one of a few Buffalo City female archers, impressed as part of the SA seniors archery team which claimed gold at the recent Africa Genesis Archery Federation World Tournament in Limpopo.

The annual tournament is a stepping stone to the World Games and the Olympics.

Representatives from SA, Botswana, Canada, Namibia, , and Zimbabwe competed for the World Archery Championship title.

The event marked a significant milestone, with Canada officially welcomed as a member and the federation having decided African nations would compete against each other every second year.

SA’s team combined scores to win the 3D competition during which they shot at six moulded, life-size animals to beat Botswana and Canada.

They also claimed the top podium finish in the bull’s-eye competition, in which archers have 15 arrows to shoot at an 80cm fita target (stationary circular target) at a 10m distance and 15 arrows at 15m.

SA beat Canada and Botswana to win the competition. As overall winners they took first place.

“It was my third time competing at the African Genesis Archery tournament,” Kent-Brown said.

“The tournament overall was an incredible experience.

“It was different from previous tournaments which were held virtually. It was the first time nations actually gathered and shot together.

“We got a chance to test our skills against some of the African all-stars in archery …

“My goal now is to shift to the Olympic category so that one day I can make the SA team.” — This article first appeared in the Daily Dispatch


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