Good day for the USA archery team at the Para World Championships
February 24, 2022
DUBAI – After two days of open compound competition, recurve open, W1 and visually impaired 1 archers finally took to the field at the World Archery Championships for qualifying and preliminary matches.
In today’s hits, Lia Coryell, who finished 4and at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games a few months ago, qualified 6and today with a 583.
Defending silver medalist Eric Bennett sits 13and brackets for the men’s recurve open, posting a 606, and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic champion Kevin Mather is 18and with a 590. Timothy Palumbo qualified 21st with 584.
Bennett and Mather ranked 6and in qualification for the new men’s doubles, and Bennett and Candice Caesar are 11and for the mixed team competition after Caesar scored an 18and inoculate individually with 507.
In the VI1 competition, Janice Walth seeded 5and with 327, then beat a 6-0 shutout to win their opener and seal their place in the top 8.
Competition resumes tomorrow with team matches for the recurve open and W1 categories, followed by compound finals where American Matt Stutzman will shoot for gold. The medal matches will be broadcast live from Friday to Sunday via World Archery TV. Live results from the competition are available on the World Archery website.