Hasmik Grigoryan shoots down opposition to win at Trinity

Conor Breslin

DCU Archery were all smiles after their successful outing at The Trinity Archery Open with Hasmik Grigoryan taking first place in the beginner women’s recurve.

The 27-year-old from Armenia scored 176 points in the first round and 192 points in the second round to bring her overall score to 368 points overall.

Grigoryan, who is currently doing her PhD at DCU in the School of Law and Government, only took up the sport of Archery little over two years ago, but has started to fall in love with the game due to the great commitment and team spirit within DCU Archery.

Speaking to The College View about her success, Grigoryan thanked the support of her teammates and coaches both past and present.

This was only Grigoryan’s third competition at University level and her second at Trinity. While she was the winner of the beginner women’s recurve, she unfortunately came up short on pushing up to intermediate level, as she did not make the 400-point cut-off mark.

“I wasn’t too disappointed as winning first place was a great reminder of all the hard work I had put into training. It was a great event hosted by Trinity and the category I was in was very challenging. I would like to thank all my teammates who encouraged me on and helped me in training,” Grigoryan said.

On the same day, the DCU Archery team placed third in the team recurve competition, with experienced archer Oskars Veide placing second in the Advanced recurve. This high level of success for Veide continues from his gold medal win at the Student Nationals last year.

DCU will now host the first Intervarsity’s of the season on the second week of November however, Grigoryan will be absent due to commitment to her college work.

“I’m annoyed I won’t be able to be there but I’ll try to help my teammates out in any way that I can in preparation for the Intervarsity’s. I hope will can be as successful as a club as we were last year,” Grigoryan said.

Conor Breslin

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