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Archers target EP
- Updated: March 17, 2011
The Eastern Province has once again illustrated the fact that it can host a world-class championship after winning the bid to host the 61st South African National Archery Championships in Grahamstown.
Held under the auspices of the South African National Archery Association the Championships carry international world ranking status and is an important qualifier for a number of international tournaments.
A highlight of the Championships will be the incorporation of Para-archery and the expectation that Anton P Swart will qualify for the world Para archery Championships.
To be held in the university town of Grahamstown from 3-7 April, some of the country’s top archers, including world archery medallists are expected to participate.
A number of international teams have entered the event, and the local participation is expected to be high, with more than 150 of the country’s top archers taking part.
Interest is particularly high in these championships because of the close call between Egypt and South Africa at last year’s continental qualifier, where Egypt beat South Africa by just a few points in the Olympic qualifier.
According to Barbara Manning, secretary of the Association “our teams have been working hard over the last year so as to increase both our world ranking and performance capability. Evidence of this are the numerous medals which we won at the Commonwealth Games and archery World Cup in the past year”.
For further information about the event visit www.sanaa.org.za