The archery competition has started at the 2023 Pan American Games. Nicholas D’ Amour, ranked 8 in the world and Anne Abernathy from Team Virgin Islands (ISV) are ready to showcase their skills and compete against the top archers from North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.
Nicholas D’ Amour and Anne Abernathy will compete in the men’s and women’s individual recurve competitions, respectively.
Anne Abernathy has also won the Virgin Islands Winter Olympian six times.
This time as well, both of them are aiming for success and they are ready to give their all in this prestigious event.
Anne Abernathy gave her thoughts on her performance; she said it was a good day overall. However, she hoped she could achieve a score of at least 14 points higher.
Unfortunately, there was a 10-minute break during the ranking round and her shoulder cooled down too much. It took her some time to regain her shot and return to her best.
Despite that, she managed to shoot her personal best, which is quite impressive.
D’ Amour and Abernathy finished day one, ranked 21st in their division. They will compete against 32 archers in their divisions at the 2023 Pan American Games.
D’ Amour and Abernathy are ranked ninth in the competition.
Abernathy stated that she is blessed to be surrounded by such vibrant fans. Also, she is the oldest archer currently on the range and she believes that she might also be the most senior athlete at the Pan American Games.
She is proud that at 70, she still has the strength and capability to compete with athletes half her age.
D’ Amour and Abernathy have been on fire this year, participating in archery competitions worldwide.
Moreover, D’ Amour has progressed since 2020, when he represented Team Virgin Islands at the Tokyo Olympics.
At the Medellin World Cup, he finished at the 10th spot in June. He proudly earned a gold medal in July for Team Virgin Islands at the Central America and Caribbean Games in San Salvador.
The second day of archery events will begin with individual matches in the elimination rounds.
Abernathy will compete against Valentina Vazquez from Mexico and D’ Amour will face El Salvador player Oscar Ticas.
All in all, it will be exciting to watch who will be victorious in such an intense and thrilling competition.