She­hzana in ac­tion as NAOK hosts fi­nal round of 2016

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - BY SAM­SON ATEKA/

Olympian She­hzana ‘Kuki’ An­war will be among the star at­trac­tions this Sunday when the fi­nal round of the In­ter-club Archery league takes place at Strath­more.

The event will be held by the Na­tional Archery Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Kenya (NAOK) and will count to­wards the world archery com­pe­ti­tion.

She­hzana of the Kenya Archery As­so­ci­a­tion, who is fresh from rep­re­sent­ing Kenya at the Olympic Games, will be de­fend­ing the 70-me­ters re curve cat­e­gory.

Some of the archers to watch out for here are Kor­nelius Magita, who was the run­ner-up at the last meet­ing and seasoned Ma­hesh Saleh, who placed third. Ac­cord­ing to found­ing mem­ber of NAOK and the club’s se­nior coach, Tabas­sum An­war, the 70-me­tres hold a lot of prom­ise for archery in Kenya, with the likes of Parth Pa­dia, Ian Mulli and Jojo Adongo also shoot­ing re­ally well and gun­ning for a podium fin­ish at the fi­nal shoot of 2016.

She is hope­ful that all com­peti­tors at the 70-me­ters re-curve will qual­ify to par­tic­i­pate in the Africa World Cham­pi­onships to be held early next year.

The 50-me­ters com­pound ladies cat­e­gory is still dom­i­nated by Nairobi Archery Club with Niki Behr and her mother Mo, hold­ing forte.

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