Nimes World CupPosted Jan 29th, 2015
Sorry I have been quiet since Nimes, I am very disappointed in my results. I needed some time to recover and put something in perspective. My second scoring was on par but my first, I suffered a bit from not being warmed up enough. All things would have been ok had I not had a devastating moment in my last end of the first scoring event.
In the last end, first arrow, the kid next to me exited the line while I was in full draw. Her stabilizer hit my quiver, which continued my coil into my release. My arrow missed the target completely. I finished up the end with a 8 and 9. I didn’t realize how out of my bubble that missed shot took me. I went to the officials to see if I could make up that arrow, but I found out that there is no rule allowing this. Had that arrow hit the target, even in the 6 ring, I would have made the cut.
I was upset, and more mad at myself. The young woman next to me was a new archer and had exited the line two other times while bumping me. I realized I should have corrected her then, because that last bump cost me a chance at the elimination rounds. I did correct her then, but it was too late. I went into the second scoring event more determined, but simply could not make up the points I needed to.
My fault, not hers. It is My responsibility as a professional, and a coach, to make sure those around me know when to exit the line and how to do so without interrupting another archer. I will be adding line ediquit into my seminars.
Yes, this one hurt. I was shooting strong and felt great control. I can only practice more to make sure Vegas is my event.