Lancaster’s Casey Kaufhold wins silver at Archery World Championships
Casey Kaufhold, 17, of Lancaster County, won the silver medal at the World Archery Championships in Yankton, South Dakota on September 26.
LANCASTER, Pa .– Casey Kaufhold, 17, of Lancaster County, won the silver medal at the World Archery Championships in Yankton, South Dakota on September 26. The silver was the first time an American has won a medal in this event in 33 years.
The last time an American athlete won a medal at the event was when Denise Parker won bronze in 1989.
Kaufhold defeated Tokyo Olympic gold medalist An San of South Korea in the semifinals by 6-2. She then lost to Jan Minhee, also of South Korea, in the final by a score of 0-6.
The high school student from Conestoga Valley High School attended her first Olympic Games in Tokyo last summer, finishing 17th.
Kaufhold started archery at the age of 3 and started competing at the age of 8.
“When I tell someone I’m archery, they have a whole bunch of questions because they don’t really know how the score works, the distance, all that stuff. I like to share the sport because not everyone knows much about it, ”she said.
Kaufhold hopes to attend Texas A&M University after graduating this year.
His next major competition will be the Pan American Junior Games in November in Cali, Colombia.
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