Archery Guyana is extremely proud of our lone Guyanese Archer in Medellin, Columbia, flying our Golden Arrowhead. The Colombian city of Medellin is hosting the Americas’ last world ranking event of the season, which will also act as the continent’s last qualifier for the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, USA.
The tournament runs from November 2-7 in the sports complex Andres Escobar.
More than 70 archers from 13 nations are competing and there are three quota places in the compound men’s and women’s events for Birmingham available.
Competition starts with qualification on Thursday 3 November and runs until Sunday with the individual finals.
Devin Permaul is there wearing so many caps alone in Columbia…. An athlete, administrator, coach, motivator, PR person etc…. Secretary-General of Archery Guyana, Mrs. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon conducted a short interview with him:
“International tournaments have been a struggle for me. The scores in local tournaments aren’t being reflected at this level of play. I have headed to the World Games Qualifier in Colombia to gain more international experience and raise my confidence in shooting.
There seems to be more familiarity now as there are faces I recognize and has kept me relaxed off the field. Team Ecuador especially has been kind to me. Outside of archery it seems learning Spanish seems advantageous and that is another endeavor I hold.
Practice was okay, it was the first time I didn’t feel nervous but there have been changes in my form that I am not fully confident in yet. This does feel like it’s getting easier.
They also put up a flag for Guyana at this tournament it was the first tournament I had seen this and thought it was cool.”
Devin taking aim in Medellin, Columbia