Nimes World Cup

Posted Jan 29th, 2015 nim_da1_1830
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.  
  • Ken Loucks

    Unfortunately life’s experiences occasionally include the miss deeds of others. I know you will make something positive out of it. That is why you are such a fantastic athlete.

  • Jeffrey Reeder

    The fact that you say…

    “My fault, not hers. It is My responsibility as a professional, and a coach…”

    …is to me far more impressive, and leaves a greater impression, than any podium finish ever could.

  • Sophie Rosenbaum

    Khatuna just remember that life can hurt. No matter how good you are you may fail. People still love you.