Day 3 of competition at the IWAS World Junior Games, Puerto Rico

12/08/2013

Final results as archery competition draws to a close.

Day 3 of competition at the IWAS World Junior Games in the city of Mayaguez in Puerto Rico saw the final action at the Altos de Saman Archery Range.

The Games for athletes with physical disabilities under the age of 23 features Swimming, Archery, Athletics and Para Triathlon

There were further Gold medals for Iraqi Mohanad Kareem Jasmin Al Gburi in the 50m Recurve and American Mitchell Miles in the 50m Compound event.

In the Recurve team event the Iraq pair of Najm and Al Gbur defeated the Brazilian team of Carvalho and Sousa 123 points to 117 in the final. For 21 year old Thais Carvalho who lives in the city of Brazilia and who has just graduated in biology this opportunity to compete at the World Junior Games has been an amazing experience.

Thais said “I’ve only been seriously training for the past five months and the experience and opportunity to compete and mix with fellow international archers has been brilliant. In life it is important to be happy and hopefully this is my first step on the way to be selected for the senior Brazilian team and maybe compete in 2016.

When not working in the hospital lab or training Thais loves music and plays the violin.

Tony Garrett IWAS Press Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil fast approaching these World Junior Games will help promote Paralympic sport in Central America and the Caribbean and with the theme of the Games slogan “Inspire, Excel and Succeed” the Championships is a valuable event in the Paralympic calendar to help develop young athletes from grass roots through to the elite level of sport.

The city of Mayaguez is the third largest city in Puerto Rico and is located in the West coast of the Island.

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The 10th World Junior Games are scheduled  to be held at Stoke Mandeville Sports Stadium in the UK between the 3rd to the 8th August 2014.

For further information, please visit website:      http://www.iwasjr2013.com/ or www.iwasf.com

 

Notes to the Editor:

Our Mission: IWAS is a founder member of the Paralympic movement, has the mission to develop sporting opportunities for athletes to maximize their potential .

It is the only organisation that provides a full international competition programme at the entry, development and qualifying levels in support of the IPC and the Paralympic movement

 

For further details please contact

 

Charmaine Hooper, Chief Operating Officer

International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation

Olympic Lodge, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks HP21 9PP, UK

Mobile: +44 (0)7813 405185, Tel: +44 (0)1296 436179, Fax: +44 (0)1296 436484

E-mail:  charmaine[email protected]