LANCE SHOOTS TO THE TOPDate Released: Thu, 15 August 2013 11:47 +0200
LANCE SHOOTS TO THE TOP
Following a successful 2013 which saw Lance Ho being appointed as coach for SA’s Paralympic Archery team, Lance has not found any comfort zone as he continues from where he left off in 2013. At the Rhodes Rhodent Shoot held on 02 March 2013, Lance shot his personal best score of 674/720 which also put him at 1st rank. On the following day of the same event he then set new club record as new provincial record for the 50 m 720 Round.
His next destination was Bloemfontein (Tempe Military Base) on 29 June 2013 where he participated in the Free State Archery Association Quatro Target Championship. At this shoot Lance competed with the tried and tested archers in South Africa and he broke into the top 10 ranks and finished in 8th position. In the overall competition he finished 3rd behind the archers who were members of the 2013 World Championship team (Gabriel Badenhorst, SA’s No.2 and DP Bierman (SA’s No. 1).
From Bloemfontein he then travelled to Durban (Kings Park Archery Club) on 13 July 2013 where he competed in the Claudette Shiers Double FITA. At this shoot Lance broke his personal best FITA round as well as a long standing club record. His overall scores put at No. 1 making him a Claudette Shiers Double FITA Champion.
Getting tired of shooting outdoors, Lance then travelled back to Bloemfontein (Tempe Military Base) on 03 August 2013 to participate in the Free State Indoor Championships. This event consisted of a large field of archers because there was going to be selection for Indoor World Championships. On his first day Lance finished at No.5 and on the second day he give all his best and eventually finished at No. 4 behind the 2010 Outdoor National Champion, Kobus Barnard; World Cup gold medalist, Rian Crowther; and World Championship’s No. 4, Gabriel Badenhorst.
On the second day he then took part in the elimination rounds where he was paired against Kobus Barnard. This was a hard battle between the two top archers and it attracted lots of interest. Lance pushed his opponent all the way but eventually lost in the end and finished 3rd overall, getting himself a bronze medal.
Lance is currently ranked 8th in South Africa in Compound Archery. He is one bright prospect for future Olympics.
WELL DONE LANCE, YOUR “PURPLE” ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY