Women’s archery team qualifies for the Olympics ending 68 years of wait

THE Malaysian women’s archery team has qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 68 years since Malaysia first joined the Olympics in 1956.

The young team, consisting of Ariana Nur Dania Mohamad Zairi, Nurul Azreena Mohamad Fazil, and Tokyo Olympian Syaqiera Mashayikh secured their spot by excelling in the recurve event at the Paris Olympic Qualification Tournament in Antalya, Turkey.

Ariana had already qualified individually at the Asian Qualification Zone in Bangkok last year.

The team advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Vietnam 5-3 and then clinched their Olympic spot by overpowering Colombia 6-0 in the semi-finals.

All three Malaysian women’s archers will also feature in the individual events at the Olympics.

To date, 20 Malaysian athletes have qualified for the Paris Olympics.   More than 300 recurve archers from 84 countries are competing in the World Cup in Antalya. – June 15, 2024

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