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Guinea: archery, a sport that arouses more and more passions

#Guinea : Since 2006, archery has enjoyed some success in Guinea. Recognized by the Ministry of Sports, the discipline quickly won the hearts of many young people who practice it tirelessly.

Although it does not attract as large an audience as other sports, archery is now a passion for many young Guineans. And as for other sporting disciplines, the international dream is on the lips of archers. And young girls do not want to remain on the sidelines of this development.

At the September 28 stadium in Conakry, a dozen young people meet every day to adjust their shots. Since 2014, Hawa Somparé has been practicing this discipline, which requires concentration and balance: “For girls, it’s an easy discipline. Even for adults. (…) You just have to have stability, no noise too, because we don’t like noise.

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Over his 8 years of experience, Somparé has made his way in this sport. She has already participated in numerous competitions at national and continental level. But she wants to go even further: “At the beginning, I had goals. It was to go to the Olympic Games,” she explains.

For several years, Guinea has honored the discipline on the international scene, confides François Hamza Kamano, national technical director of the Guinean Archery Federation: “Guinea has won 69 medals, including 22 gold. This means that our athletes behave very well.

Guinea is also preparing for other competitions. In a few months, the city of Dubréka will host the national archery championship. Disciplinary officials say they are ready for this meeting.

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