The sextet of South Africans shooting for glory at the World Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey were in qualification action this week, writes Mark Etheridge.
The men’s line-up of DP Bierman, Patrick Roux and Gabriel Badenhorst are the same trio that secured silver at the recent World Cup competition in Wroclaw, Poland. Badenhorst was also part of Team South Africa at the World Games in Colombia earlier this year.
Best of the South Africans on the day was Bierman who shot a total of 705 (made of of two halves of 352 and 353) with his 72 arrows. That put him 15th out of 102 archers on the line.
Next best was Patrick Roux in 21st (703) and Badenhorst right on his heels in 22nd with the same score. American Jesse Broadwater shot the day’s highest score with 713.
Of the women young Danelle Wentzel, just 18, was tops in 31st spot with 674 (halves of 332 and 342) and she was followed by Gerda Roux (54th with 659) and Jeanine van Kradenburg (656).
Leading the line was Russia’s Albina Loginova with a score of 692.