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Records for Seppie & Co

By Mark Etheridge

Team South Africa’s recent Commonwealth Games success has continued in the wake of the event earlier this month.

The small contingent of archers that travelled to India won two bronze medals in the 19th version of the Games.

Those went to Pretoria’s Seppie Cilliers (individual)┬á and the men’s compound team

The cherry on the top for Team SA was the fact that they now have two new Commonwealth records.

Cilliers shot his way to the Commonwealth record of 704 in the seeding round of the individual compound bow competition – 72 arrows are shot with a maximum score of 720

And the men’s team record came in the elimination round (24 arrows) where they combined for a total of 234┬á out of a possible total of 240, some sharp-shooting indeed. Cilliers was again involved in the action, teaming up with Nico Benade and Kobus de Wet.

Archery was last contested in the Commonwealth Games in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia and the competition format was very different to that used in New Delhi.