Grady Kane and team USA wrap up World Archery Youth Championships

Madison’s Grady Kane finished in a tie for 9th place over the weekend, in the 2023 World Archery Youth Championships in Limerick, Ireland. Kane had qualified as the #15 seed in the Compound 18 and Under Division, and received a first round bye. 

In Round 2 Kane faced Rafael Moreira of Brazil. Kane opened up a 5 point lead after the 3rd end, and held on for a 136-135 victory. That set up a Round 3 match against #2 seed Hendre Verhoef of South Africa, who defeated Kane 146-140.Kane’s American teammate Dewy Hathaway defeated Verhoef in the semifinals, on his way to winning the gold medal.  

Hathaway, Kane, and Landyn Cox won the bronze medal in the team competition last Friday, and Hathaway also helped the USA take the gold medal in the 18U Mixed Compound Division. 

Overall, archers from India received 11 total medals, including 6 golds. Korea collected 10 medals with six golds, while Grady Kane and team USA had 3 golds as part of their 10 total medals.

The next World Archery Youth Championships will be held in 2025, in Winnipeg, Canada.