157 Archers converge in Clark to test venue for SEA Games ‘19

CLARK FREEPORT – As part of the preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019, a total of 157 elite archers from across the globe recently converged here to participate in the 2019 Asia Cup Stage III World Ranking Event. 

Organized by the World Archery Philippines Inc. (WAP Inc.), the tournament held at the Clark Parade Grounds is composed of Recurve and Compound divisions for both male and female categories. The eight-day competition from Sept 8 to 15 is also a ‘test-event’ to prepare the venue for the SEA Games 2019. It is also an opportunity to hone up Filipino archers for the biennial sports meet as well as for the Tokyo Olympics next year

Competing at the said event are members of the World Archery Association (WAA) that represent 12 countries including the Philippines, Australia, Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Taipei.

With 530 events, 56 sports and 44 venues for the SEA Games 2019 that are grouped into Metro Manila, Clark and Subic Clusters, the Clark Parade Grounds is also being improved as it becomes the official venue for the Archery and Rugby 7s competition. Other identified venues for the Clark Cluster are Clark Global City, The Villages, Royce Hotel, Aquatics Center and the Athletics Stadium, and Aquatics Center at the New Clark City.

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