The last of the five Youth Olympic Games continental quota tournaments wrapped up in Ljubljana over the weekend… with six different nations winning spots.
Four out of five African nations with Nanjing quota places are hitting the minimum qualifying score for the Games. That’s the best results the continent has ever produced.
Ali ELGHARARI clinched an unexpected Nanjing space for Libya at the African Youth Championships in Windhoek, Namibia this week.
Namibian recurve archer Xander REDDIG booked himself a place at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games when he scored 639 points at the Independence Shoot tournament on home soil last weekend.
Thirty young archers met in Vittel, France to train for the European Championships and Nanjing selection with international peers.
Five-time Olympian LORIG will join athlete rolemodels from all 28 Youth Olympic sports to pass on experience and knowledge to aspiring international archers.
Jacob BLACKBURN and Jessica SUTTON won Australia both quota spots for Nanjing 2014 at Oceania’s qualifying tournament on 15/16 February.
The second Youth Olympic Games will run 16-28 August in Nanjing, China later this year. As part of the Olympic Solidarity Programme, continental associations are hosting archery preparation and training camps, and there is funding available to eligible athletes.