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Elder sets pace

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, January 23, 2014

ROBERT Elder's gold medal win at the New Zealand Archery Championship has challenged local archers to lift the standard of the sport to another level.

Elder helped the international archery team to win gold at the NZ competition at the Mercury Bay Archery Club ground in Whitianga a fortnight ago.

The Fiji Archery Association was pleased with the news and said Elder's achievement had challenged local players to lift their performance.

"It's a great achievement from Robert (Elder)," association secretary Ajay Ballu said.

"This is a step forward for us and it will help our players try and lift their performance this season."

Ballu said Elder had set a higher platform with his improved performance in New Zealand.

"Robert has a wealth of experience playing at international level. He has been to two Olympic Games and he showed his experience playing in New Zealand. He is the only elite athlete in the national squad at the moment."

Ballu said it would be a challenge for the association to include more players in the elite squad.

"Elder is already trying his bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016," he added.








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