The Jamaicans are hoping to use the Olympic momentum to build into the future
Jamaica is assembling a team of archers that is meant to compete in the Olympic games. They are working hard and hoping that their Olympic dream will come true.
Currently, part of the team is competing in the Dominican Republic. They’re engaged in a tournament that will be used to determine teams that make it into the Santiago Pan American Games. They will then travel to Chile where they will battle for an Olympic spot.
According to Sean Pierre, general secretary and team manager of the Jamaica Archery Association, they are very optimistic that the current is good enough to make it into the Olympics. Pierre feels that the archers are in the highest level they can possibly be. This is very impressive because Jamaica is still relatively new to the sport. The Jamaica Olympic Association has been providing financial support that has ensured that Jamaica is competitive internationally. JOA is the nation’s governing body for Olympic sport.
The Paris Olympic games are expected to happen in 2024.
Christopher Samuda, the JOA President, has also expressed optimism that the nation’s archers are ready to conquer the world. This sentiments are also shared by JOA Secretary/CEO Ryan Foster. The Jamaicans are hoping to use the Olympic momentum to build into the future.
Jamaica is currently undergoing a historic period after their young archers secured a historic spot in the 2023 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games. This tournament is set happen in El Salvador.
Team Manager Pierre has urged the archers to be aggressive against their opponents. He added that the upcoming competition will help his archers to find out how good you they are.
The JOA has promised to continue providing resources. These funds will be used to develop the national archers.