Team Scotland’s archers took part in an official practice match today, with the team shooting on target and passing a formal equipment inspection.
Prior to the match, which took place at the Yamuna Sports Complex, the competition venue for archery, the team had a thorough examination of the bows, arrows and clothing by a Commonwealth Games technical official to ensure that the equipment met the world governing body, FITA, regulations.
Even the heat and humidity of the Delhi sun didn’t deter 28 year old compound archer, Tim Keppie, from exceeding his targets. He said, “We’ve been training here for nearly a week now and I’ve stayed focused on the competition and worked hard to acclimatise myself to the new environment.
“The match today couldn’t have gone better for me, I’ve peaked at the right time, and I feel I’m shooting better than I ever have done. I’m shooting beside people I have only ever read about in the past, which has been a huge confidence boost and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow.”
All ten archers, a mixture of compound and recurve disciplines, are now ready for the qualification round which takes place tomorrow (Monday 4 October): Recurve 1000-1200 hrs and Compound 1500-1700 hrs local time.