The Turkish national para-archery team is leaving no stone unturned in their quest for medals at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. A greater number of athletes are vying for glory, and the team's elite athletes train twice daily at the Aksaray Paralympic Games Preparation Center and Aksaray Archery Hall, where they undergo rigorous practice for the upcoming competition.
Coach Serdar Çitır reported a significant improvement in the team's performance following the first week of the Aksaray camp. According to him, the athletes are subjected to different daily programs, including various time-limited competitions, to keep track of their scores and acclimate them to difficult conditions. The team also conducts studies in the presence of a physiotherapist, and the data is vital to the athletes' development.
The para-archery national team's objective is to take the maximum number of elite athletes to the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. Çitır emphasized the significance of this year's quota competitions and announced that the team would participate in the Para Archery European Cup in Czechia from May 13-21, featuring 11 athletes.
One of the team's star athletes, Yavuz Papagan, shared his journey in archery and his aspirations for the upcoming competition. After starting archery as a hobby, he turned professional and was selected for the national team in the first year after his successes. He has since achieved several degrees, and his ultimate goal is to win a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. The team's preparations are entirely focused on this objective.
The para-archery national team's tireless efforts are commendable, and they are determined to give their all in their pursuit of success at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.