Archers from Mexico and the USA won a total of 12 medals at the 2021 World Archery Youth Championships, which took place in Wroclaw, Poland, on August 9-15.

Mexico led the medal table from the Americas.

Seventeen-year-old archer Selene Rodriguez took the individual under-18 compound women’s world title, while Mexican squads also took gold medals – and world champion crowns – in the under-21 compound men’s and women’s team competitions.

“[I feel] very excited, it’s something I have never felt before, I have never been at a world championships before. [It means] everything. It feels very exciting, I don’t know, I’m kinda shaking,” said Selene after winning her first world title.

Sawyer Sullivan, who was the top qualifier in the under-18 compound men’s event, and Isaac Sullivan (no relation) took and individual silver and bronze for the USA.

The pair, along with Nathan Zimmerman, set a new qualifying world record of 2107 points.

Other notable performances early in the week included the USA’s Frederick Cole and Mexico’s Sebastian Garcia topping qualifying on 702 points. Garcia eventually finished fourth in the under-21 compound men’s tournament.

Dafne Quintero and Mariana Bernal seeded one-two for Mexico in the under-21 compound women’s event; both were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

These championships in Wroclaw featured recurve and compound events for under-18 (cadet) and under-21 (junior) men and women. More than 500 archers from nearly 60 countries participated.

The medals obtained by the Americas’ archers are as it follows:

Compound cadet men

  • Silver – Sawyer Sullivan
  • Bronze – Isaac Sullivan

Compound cadet woman

  • Gold – Selene Rodriguez

Compound junior men team

  • Gold – Mexico
  • Bronze – USA

Compound junior women team

  • Gold – Mexico
  • Bronze – USA

Compound cadet men team

  • Silver – USA

Compound junior mixed team

  • Silver – Mexico
  • Bronze – USA

Compound cadet mixed team

  • Silver – USA

Recurve junior men team

  • Bronze – USA

Complete results are available on Ianseo.