12 July 2019, Pacific Games Apia Samoa. By Nanai Laveitiga Tuiletufuga. Jill Walter will lead Samoa’s gold medal run in the archery competition today (Friday) on the final day of competition.
Hailed as the Darling of Samoa Archery, the 18-year old is on the hunt for two more gold medals.
She teams up with her father Muaausa Joseph Walter against arch rivals from Tonga to determine the gold and silver medallists in the Mixed Doubles Recurve Division.
Then Jill who is already a gold medallist as the top Female Recurve Archer in the Ranking Category is in a finalist for gold or silver in the Women’s Individual Recurve contest.
But there is another young archer who is staking her claim as one of Samoa’s upcoming and future champion for her country.
She is Naifoua Vise Timai, already a bronze medallist but returns to the field of play today teaming up with Mathew Tauiliili to contest the bronze medal in the Mixed Doubles Compound Division against Tahiti.
And she has overcome the odds to contest the bronze medal in the Women’s Individual Compound Division against a Tongan archer.
So far, Samoa Archery has claimed one gold and one bronze.
Competition starts at 9:30am at the Faleata Archery Grounds.