Archery adds four places for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

The Salvadoran women’s and men’s compound bow teams today obtained four places for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, after finishing fourth in the Pan American and Parapan American Archery Championships that take place in Santiago, Chile.

The women’s team, made up of Camila Alvarenga, Paola Corado and Sofía Paiz, beneficiaries of our Effort and Glory Program, achieved two places after defeating Puerto Rico 229-223 in the quarterfinals and reaching the semifinals.

Already in the semifinals, the nationals succumbed 223-237 to Colombia, for which they played and lost 230-234 to the United States for the bronze medal.

While the men’s team, made up of Miguel Véliz, beneficiary of the Effort and Glory Program, together with Roberto Hernández and Douglas Nolasco, beneficiaries of the sports merit incentive, added two more tickets to Santiago 2023, after defeating in the quarterfinals 230-228 to Canada and advance to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, however, the Salvadorans lost 231-234 to the United States and were then beaten 228-229 by Guatemala in the dispute for the bronze medal.


Meanwhile, in the men’s open compound bow, para-athlete Ever Lemus finished his qualifying round with 645 points and achieved a new national record. The previous record, set by him, was 631.

Lemus won his 1/16 confrontation against Ricardo Rosario, from Puerto Rico, with whom he tied at 131 but won in a tiebreaker by shooting more to the center.

On Friday the 25th, Ever will face the Brazilian Diogo de Souza, who advanced by bye in the first knockout phase.

Tomorrow, in the recurve bow direct elimination round, Óscar Ticas will face Venezuelan Kevin Pérez, in round 1/24.

While in the women’s individual compound bow, Alvarenga will face Corado, in 1/16, meanwhile, Paiz is waiting for the rival that will emerge from the confrontation between María Pérez, from Chile, and Madison Coz, from the United States.

In the men’s individual compound, Miguel Véliz, Roberto Hernández and Douglas Nolasco still do not know their pairings due to an error in the competition system.

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