MARTINSVILLE, Ohio (WXIX) – An Ohio mother, teacher and coach is training for the World Archery Championship where she will represent the United States in September.
Fawn Girard is one of 24 archers who will represent the United States at the 3D Archery World Championships, which will take place in Terni, Italy in September.
3D archery is one of the more difficult options compared to 2D or field archery. Archers are expected to shoot at various targets with known and unknown distances in 3D competitions.
“3D – it’s my great passion”, said Girard. “[It has] foam animals, and it can be from 5 meters to 30 meters for single string, which is the barebow I shoot. [There are] different yardages and you have to be able to guess your yardages so that everything is unknown.
Girard won silver in field archery and bronze in 3D archery. This year, she qualifies for both the 3D Championship and the Field Championship.
The USA Archery Team is one of more than two dozen countries that compete in field, 2D and 3D archery championships each year. However, this national team is self-funded by those who participate.
“It’s not like other sports that you compete [in] as an individual, but you really are a team,” explained Girard. “You have each other’s backs.”
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