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Archery Guyana represented at the Barbados Senior Games 2023

Tuesday, Jun 27

Archery Guyana represented at the Barbados Senior Games 2023

Tuesday, Jun 27

Archery Guyana represented at the Barbados Senior Games 2023

Guyana's sole representative Robert Singh at the Barbados Senior Games 2023 won 2 bronzes in the sport of Archery. The 2023 Barbados National Senior Games Archery competition was held over the weekend at the World Archery Barbados (WAB) Archery Facility, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael Barbados on Saturday 24th June, and Sunday 25th June 2023.

Robert Singh, representing Archery Guyana competed in the recurve bow age category of 55- 59 years old males and in an impromptu intercountry competition.

Robert Singh, representing Archery Guyana in an impromptu intercountry competition

The Barbados National Senior Games was first held in 2002. The concept of the games is to promote “Active Ageing”, and improved healthy lifestyles ultimately leading to an improved quality of life and longevity among the Barbadian population.

The Archery competition encompasses three of the traditional archery bow styles with modifications in distances shot and was held in accordance with the current rules and regulations of World Archery (WA)

The competition was also attended by a Trinidadian team.

The competiton format was the “900” American round which was shot each day as follows:

  1. 30 arrows from 60 yards – five ends of 6 arrows
  2. 30 arrows from 50 yards – five ends of 6 arrows
  3. 30 arrows from 40 yards – five ends of 6 arrows

Robert Singh of Archery Guyana and other medalists at the Barbados Senior Games 2023

The maximum time permitted for an archer to shoot an end of six arrows is four minutes.

Robert Singh as a matter of note had never competed at those distances previously.

Robert Singh’s category results were:

  • Robert Singh (Guy) Bronze
  • Andre Gopee (TT) Silver
  • Kurt Meyer (TT) Gold

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