Italian archer Elisabetta Mijno has shattered a world record in the women’s Open Recurve 70-meter class during the European Para Championships in Rotterdam. Mijno set a new standard with an impressive 674 points during the qualifications, eclipsing the previous record of 657 points held by Iranian Zahra Nemati since May 2015.
At 37, Mijno, demonstrated remarkable consistency throughout her series of 72 arrows. By the midway point, her score of 344 had already positioned her well ahead of the record. Insiders have lauded her 674 point-total as extraordinary, noting that such a score could also command a strong standing in the Olympics. Mijno’s archery prowess is further exemplified by her collection of three Paralympic medals, which includes an individual silver from London 2012.
Mijno: “You must have an insatiable desire to win, which is not a thing taken for granted. I set specific goals for this competition, and I’m glad they went well. Achieving the world record was an added bonus. I’m very happy.”
“My aim is to consistently perform better, to savor the small victories that come day by day and to avoid getting sidetracked. I believe in taking things one step at a time. But my main goal is to reap the reward of my labour and come back happy with a smile”, says Mijno.
The preliminary rounds of the Para archery is held outside at Ahoy. The battle for the medals on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the 'Kop van Zuid' in the centre of Rotterdam.
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