Elite level archery will make its first appearance on Solomon Islands soil at the Sol2023 Pacific Games when the competition begins at DC Park on Tuesday.
There will be a total of 67 competitors from 10 countries (Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu) competing in 14 events, including four Para events and two team events.
New Caledonia (12 medals), Fiji (7 medals) and Samoa (6 medals) dominated archery last time out at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.
Samoa’s Jill Walter, who memorably won her country’s first gold medal of those Games in archery on her eighteenth birthday, is not present at these Games, however her father, Joseph Walter, will be competing.
Archery runs for four days from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November at DC Park, with the action commencing at 9am on Tuesday.
It promises a thrilling experience for all archery enthusiasts and could also attract a large crowd of interested Honiara residents, as entry is free of charge.
By Arnold Peter, Pacific Games News Service