Virgin Islands Archer Finishes Third in Qualification Round at CAC Games

Nicholas D’Amour at the World Cup – Shanghai 2023 (Submitted photo)

After a top ten finish at the World Cup in Medellin, Colombia, two weeks ago, Nicholas D’Amour finished third in Sunday’s men’s recurve division, qualifying with a score of 666 at the Central America Caribbean Games in San Salvador. He is behind top qualifier Matias Grande of Mexico, who had a high score of 676, and Cuba’s Hugo Franco second at 669.  It sets up a first-round elimination match on Tuesday against Martinique’s Christel Denis Nicolas, who qualified 30th at 516.

St. Thomas’ Anne Abernathy, a six-time USVI Winter Olympian, was 17th in Sunday’s women’s recurve division qualifying at 557. She will face 16th-seeded Yailin Paredes of Cuba in a first-round elimination match Tuesday.

Anne Abernathy – competing in Antalya in 2023 (Submitted photo)

In the afternoon on Sunday, D’Amour and Abernathy teamed up in the mixed recurve team division.  They qualified eighth with a total score of 1,223. They went on to win their first-round elimination match over nineth ranked Trinidad and Tobago 6-2 (30-33, 33-32, 37-27, 35-30).  In their quarterfinals match against top ranked Mexico, they lost 6-0 (37-35, 39-36, 38-35).  As a mixed team they finished sixth overall.

Individual elimination matches start July 4.