Dominican Republic qualifies first-ever Olympic archer
Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic has the chance to send its first ever archer to the Olympic Games, Yessica Camilo secured one of the three tickets to Rio 2016 available in Medellin.
"We have never been to the Olympics before so this is just amazing," said Yessica, who shot an eight with her tiebreaker arrow before her Cuban opponent put down a seven.
"We’ll train hard to give our best in Rio. We’re five women, so I guess we’ll have a selection shoot to decide who will go to the Olympics, but for the moment I’ll take the happiness and the credit," Yessica told worldarchery.org.
To take up the place, Yessica –or one of her Dominican Republic teammates– needs to shoot the minimum qualifying score, which is 600, in a world record status competition. She scored 557 out of 720 points in Medellin.