Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Martin aiming for gold in provincials

Sarah Martin aiming for gold in provincial longbow.


Sarah Martin is a little off

her mark following an injury,

but is still aiming for gold at

provincial and world archery

competitions this year.

Over the winter the 39-yearold

Cawston resident suffered

an injury while intensely training

in another sport and needed

to take a six-week break from

shooting longbow.

“My shooting suffered but

is recovering,” the humble athlete

wrote in an email to the


During recovery the dedicated

athlete couldn’t stay away

from the targets and attended

the indoor nationals where she

earned silver.

Disappointed with her second

place finish, she’s out for

gold in the upcoming BC 3-D

Provincial Championships

coming up in Duncan the

weekend of June 20.

“There will be a number

of women longbow shooters

there, tough competition, and

will provide a forum for me to

check in and see how my shooting

is in relation to others,” she


After a long winter shooting

indoors at paper targets she was

happy to return to her the range

in Osoyoos in March.

Martin has resumed shooting

80 to 100 arrows a day

following her injury and has

been taking part in several

small unregistered tournaments

including Grand Forks, Merritt,


Following the provincial

tournament, Martin will shoot

at the Canadian 3-D National

Championships coming up on

July 31 before she leaves for

Italy and the Worlds competition

on August 23.

Over the winter she received

several donations from individuals,

organizations and businesses

in the community to

help cover costs for the tournaments