Archery Guyana last Sunday, June 23, joined the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and millions around the world in commemorating Olympic Day with the GOA at the annual Olympic Day 10k and 5k Walk/Jog/Run/Roll celebration of olympism. This is an annual event of the Guyana Olympic Association and the Athletics Association of Guyana, in which other sporting disciplines are invited.
Whilst this was Archery Guyana’s first outing since its recent affiliate status, it conducted a mini demonstration and public interaction of the sport of Archery from 9:00-10:00am. Speaking to those present, Archery Head Coach Nicholas Hing explained the rules governing Olympic Target Archery, such as safety, scoring, and the shot process whilst members of Archery Guyana, Level 1 coach Umasankar Madray, ably assisted by female members; Jessica Callender and Dolly Chambers, and male members Elijah Johnson and Javez Simon, shot at a target 18 meters away.
Members of the public enjoyed their opportunity and participated fully in the sport with two of GOA council members; Dr Karen Pilgrim and Mrs Tricia Fiedtkou, demonstrating some potential with Mrs Fiedtkou being able to hit the 10 ring (bullseye). Among other excited participants were members from the disciplined forces, hockey, athletics and wheelchair-bound Vlysses Edwards.
Archery Guyana is very pleased to have been a part of this annual Olympic event and looks forward to even more collaboration with the GOA and other sporting bodies.
GOA’s Tricia Fiedtkou and wheelchair user Vlysses Edwards taking their shots
AG members assembling their equipment before the demonstration
The 2 female archers: Jessica Callender (yellow shirt) and Dolly Chambers
GOA’s Dr Karen Pilgrim and Ivor Thompson (GHB) trying out their skills with the bow
Members of Archery Guyana take a photo before the event
The 3 male archers taking aim during the demonstration