Tatyana Muntyan Sets New Americas and World Record for Virgin Islands Archery

Tatyana Muntyan breaks the Pan American and World records with 656 points after the 72 arrows shot in qualifying. (Submitted photo)

Twenty-four new records were set in San Salvador, El Salvador, after the end of the qualifying rounds of the 2024 Pan American Youth and Masters Championships.

One of the records was a new world record set by Tatyana Muntyan and Bruce Arnold of the U.S. Virgin Islands with 1228 points in the recurve 50+ mixed team qualifying round at 60 meters.

Muntyan and Arnold added a remarkable 47 points to the previous record set in 2022 by the United States during the Pan American Championships in Halifax, Canada. In addition to this record, Muntyan broke the Pan American record with 656 points after the 72 arrows shot in qualifying. With this score, she overthrew the past Americas record-set by herself in 2018 by 13 points.

The other 22 records were set as new Pan American championship records with archers coming from Canada, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. Among these new records, the first marks were set in the Under 15 categories at the continental level.

After setting these remarkable records, the Virgin Islands duo of Muntyan and Arnold move on to the individual and mixed team elimination rounds.  The Pan American Championships in San Salvador are being held from May 8 to May 12, with a total of 21 participating countries and 234 athletes.