Kiwi archers Olivia Hodgson and Adam Kaluzny will tomorrow (July 10th) shoot for a quota spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The pair were the best of the New Zealand shooters at the Pacific Games today, with Hodgson shooting a 585 and Kaluzny a 581.
“It was a big change from New Zealand, really hot conditions but we managed to pull a few good arrows,” said Kaluzny.
“It was a fun day, we had some good shooting a bit of a head wind in there but nothing we cant handle,” added Hodgson.
The scores see the pair advance to the mixed team event, where a Tokyo 2020 spot is up for grabs.
“That’d be huge for us,” said Kaluzny. “We’d love to be there so hopefully we can shoot well tomorrow.”
Above: the Kiwi archers in action
The archers say they’re relishing their time at the Pacific Games.
“It’s great to be part of the New Zealand team and we’re loving being in Samoa, the people are brilliant and we’re having a really good time,” said Hodgson.Samoa 2019 Pacific Games