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D’Amour Qualifies for Summer Olympics

Nicholas D’Amour winning the semi-finals match against Argentina and securing his place in the 2024 Olympics.(Submitted photo)
Nicholas D’Amour winning the semi-finals match against Argentina and securing his place in the 2024 Olympics. (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands will have a representative at the 2024 Summer Olympics in the recurve archery category.

Nicholas D’Amour earned a quota in this category during the Olympic Games Continental Qualifier, April 7-9, in Medellín, Colombia, according to a press release.

His spot was secured after he won an exciting semi-final match against Argentina’s Mario Jajarabilla when he made a nearly perfect shot in the one arrow shoot-off, the release stated.

D’Amour led the qualifying rounds with a score of 673, just one ahead of Colombia’s Santiago Arcila. In the elimination rounds, he won four straight matches over Guyana’s Wayne De Abreu 6-0, Venezuela’s Ricardo Vasquez 7-1, Colombia’s Andres Hernandez Vera 7-1, and Jajarabilla 6-5.

For D’Amour, who ranks in the Top 10 in the world, this will be his second trip to the Olympic Games, previously attending the Tokyo Games in 2021, stated the release.

D’Amour will now start the three stages of the World Cup series with competitions in Shanghai, China April 23-28; Yecheon, Korea May 21-26; and Antalya, Turkey June 18-23. He will also compete in Porec, Croatia for the European Grand Prix, June 3-8. These events are critical world-ranking events leading up to his performance in the Summer Olympics, the release stated.

The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place from July 26 to 11 Aug. 11 in Paris, France.

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