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D’Amour Continues to Improve in Korea and Turkey in the Lead Up to Olympics

Nicholas D’Amour at the World Cup – Yecheon, South Korea, 2024

The Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 2 in Yecheon, South Korea, exceeded all expectations in terms of size and performance. There were 352 competitors from 39 countries. There were 129 competitors in the Men’s Olympic Recurve Division, dominated by Korea and other Asian countries. On Tuesday, the Olympic recurve archers battled in a three-hour qualifying session that boasted some of the highest scores this year.

The scores continue to increase as we get closer to the Olympics.  The world’s number one from Brazil, Marcus D’Almeida, shot a 691-point in the Recurve Men’s Division.

In a field of 129 competitors in the Men’s Recurve Division, Nicholas D’Amour of the Virgin Islands qualified in 80th with a score of 651, failing to make the cut going into the elimination round.

After the World Cup in Yecheon, on one day of rest, D’ Amour competed in the Conquest Cup in Istanbul, Turkey, a world-ranking event.  Qualifying 12th, Nicholas went on to finish 8th overall. He is presently ranked 11th in the world.  Next week, he will compete in the European Grand Prix in Porec, Croatia. The 3rd stage of the World Cup will be the week of June 18-24 in Antalya, Turkey.  D’ Amour continues to improve in his march to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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