The competition in Santo Domingo (DOM) from April 1-5, promises to be interesting. The participation in Recurve Women is truly impressive as some archers start their conditioning for the upcoming Olympic Games. Some countries will also make the last selection of their athletes based on the World Cup results. The best Compound archers will also be competing. Some will look to confirm an excellent 2007 season and some will definitely look for revenge.
World Cup winner and new sport star in India, Banerjee, will look to confirm her new status. She will not lack of challengers either. Let’s start with Tsyrempilov’s niece and World Championships bronze medallist Erdyniyeva (RUS). The young Russian also wants to confirm her superb last season. Then there is nonetheless than the World Champion Valeeva (ITA). There is also the golden trio from Poland: Mospinek – Cwienczek – Marcinkiewicz. Finally we will mention the young Tonetta (ITA), Boonen and Hurkmans (NED), Waller (AUS), Laursen (DEN) and the more experienced Schuh (FRA), Folkard (GBR) and Haidn Tschalova (GER).
Goncharova (RUS) and Van Natta (USA) photo want probably another of their long list of duels for the victory in Santo Domingo. However, the road to the final will not be easy. The list of strong challengers include world’s silver medallist Loginova (RUS), Buden and Zorman (CRO), Soemod (DEN), Markovic (NED), the Ochoa’s sister Almendra and Linda (MEX), Bouillot (FRA), Hansdah (IND), Guedez (VEN), Hunt and Simpson (GBR). Last but not least the Indoor and Outdoor World Champion in 2007, Salvi (ITA)!
The competition will start with a 70-meter Round as qualifications.
Ladies and gentlemen, raise your bows!