Liam Smith is 2013 World Dwarf Games Champion
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Liam
Smith, age 10, is already making his name known as an international archery
star. Held at the Demmer Center in Michigan, the quadrennial World Dwarf Games
hosted a 9m and 18m indoor recurve event, as well as a crossbow competition.
Smith was one of 72 archers representing 7 countries, and he proudly shot representing
Too young to compete in
the youngest age bracket (12-15 years), Smith was placed into an open category
for archers aged 16-34. Despite being the youngest archer in the entire
competition, Smith won gold in both indoor events.
Smith shared with USA
recently competed in the 2013 World Dwarf Games in both open divisions against
adults due to the new rules. Although I was nervous, I felt prepared and
tried to shoot the best I could and to have fun. I was really excited to
win two gold medals and to represent my country."
Smith began archery “at a Cub Scout camp
and again at a family camp and really liked it” before he found his local JOAD
club, Top Nock. The eloquent young archer added, “I like archery because I like
to have fun, meet new people, do my best each time and hit the yellow.
Archery helps me concentrate and focus. I have also been able to
meet a lot of really cool people because of archery.”
Smith regularly competes in USA Archery events, and on comparing the
experience to this event, he said, “I felt more comfortable shooting with other
archers of my size and eye level. I really liked having the opportunity
to compete in that way and I can't wait for the next dwarf archery tournament.”