The Caribbean Development Championships also known as the “CDC” is a fairly new event to the Archery calendar. This Championship was designed to promote and grow archery within the developing Caribbean and Latin American regions with expertise from the already developed regions of archery.
This year it was held in Santo Domingo, Dominica Republic from September 5-9, 2022 with athletes staying in the Santo Domingo’s Olympic Village. Archery Guyana was represented by its member, Ms. Samira Duncan. Ms. Duncan participated in the Senior Women Recurve Beginner event winning a Bronze in this event. She also was able to team up with Carlos Espinoza, A Dominican republic Archer to win the Mixed Doubles Recurve Bronze Medal.
Final results in the Senior Women Recurve BEGINNER which is a category specially created recently are as follows:
- Cynthia Gonzalez – Total of 525 with 9 (10+X) and 1 bullseye
- Yonaigris Matos Cordero – Total of 524 with 4 (10+X) and 0 bullseye
- Samira Duncan – Total of 477 with 8 (10+X) and 3 bullseyes
During her time there, Archery Guyana facilitated her participation from the 7th-9th at a morning Coaching Training Seminar with Coach Phil Graves. Renowned Coach Phil Graves had previously visited Guyana and conducted the Archery Guyana’s Initial Training Course. As a result of these training, Ms. Duncan will be able to join the Archery Guyana coaches to coach Archery Guyana members.
The Board of Directors wishes to congratulate Samira Duncan on her performance.
In photo below: Samira Duncan at the shooting line in Santo Domingo