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Five things to expect from Nimes 2014

25 February 2014
Nimes (FRA)
Practice is underway at the 2014 World Archery Indoor Championships. Here’s what to expect over this week of competition in France.

1) French recurve man Jean-Charles VALLADONT only lost two matches this year on the Indoor World Cup circuit, both to Matteo FISSORE. FISSORE isn’t at Nimes… so VALLADONT won’t lose?

2) Big scores. The lighting here in Nimes is really good for archers.

3) Watch the Dutch compound team… and the overall Europe versus USA battle. States star Erika JONES has dominated the compound women’s indoor season so far, but Mike SCHLOESSER (NED), Sebastien PEINEAU (FRA) and Peter ELZINGA (NED) have all been sublime for Europe. Obviously, they’re not in the same competition (women and men), but in the overall medal standing we think the home continent has the edge… what about you?

4) One of the junior USA compounders is going to walk away with a medal. Members of the Hornets team from the Archery Learning Centre (not far outside of Atlanta) have been running a pretty prolific campaign on Facebook to get funding to make the trip to France. We don’t think they’ll waste the opportunity!

5) Judging by the number of screens already installed and the rehearsal light show we saw yesterday… the finals, which are live on Archery TV and on Eurosport, are going to be quite a show.


The World Archery Indoor Championships is underway in Nimes, France until 2 March 2014. Check the event website, Facebook page and – see the schedule and who’s competing.

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