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Archer Samira Duncan wins three medals at Copa Merengue in Dominican Republic

Samira Duncan competing in Dominica (Photo: Samira)

Guyanese Samira Duncan completed her journey at the Caribbean Development Championships hosted by World Archery Americas with two bronze and one silver medals.

Guyana is being represented by two athletes in the VIII Copa Merengue, also known as the Caribbean Development Championships, in Santo Domingo from September 6 to 11. Samira Duncan competed for Guyana in the recurve division for women.

Duncan ended the preliminary round in third to earn her first bronze medal. She went on to place third in the final eliminations to earn her second bronze medal.

Her final medal came in the mixed team recurve event, where she paired up with a male archer from the Dominican Republic to win second place and bring home a silver medal.

Guyana was also represented in the men’s recurve by Rahul Mahabir, who finished 30th in the qualification round.

Rahul Mahabir competing for Guyana (Photo: World Archery)

This eighth edition of the Copa Merengue is the first to take place since 2018. 157 archers are competing from 19 Countries, including Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, USVI, USA, and Venezuela.

The event is also a qualifier for next year’s Central American and Caribbean Games.

World Ranking at the CAC Qualifiers starts on September 9 and will continue until September 11, 2022.


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