Five hundred and twenty-two archers from 56 national federations competed at the World Archery Youth Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, on August 9-15. Eight of our member associations in the Americas fielded teams with an overall participation of 77 archers.
India dominated the competition by winning eight of the twenty gold medals. Two of our countries, Mexico and the United States, made it to the podium on behalf of our continent.
Mexico’s Compound Cadet Selene Rodriguez won the only individual title for the Americas. She defeated the favorite Priya Gurjar of India 139-136 in their match for the gold medal.
Mexico was victorious in the compound junior women and compound junior men teams as well. The boys were followed by Turkey and the United States, while the girls were escorted on the podium by Russia and the United States.
Another fabulous performance of the Mexicans was the World Record set by their compound junior mixed team formed by Dafne Quintero and Sebastian Garcia in the Qualification Round with 1396, one point higher than the previous best set by Estonia in 2019. In the match play round, the Aztecs won the silver medals.
The United States squad delivered great performances as well but could not win a gold medal this time. Three silver and five bronze placed them in the 8th position by medal colors and the second by the total (8).