Meuwesen to retire after 2024 championships

• By Michael Uugwanga

TOP male archer, Jannie Meuwesen plans to retire from the sport after the 2024 World Field Archery Championships to be held in Brazil.

Meuwesen (42) has established himself as the one of the world’s best male archer, having won the 2018 world archery championship in Potchefstroom, South Africa, before winning the 2019 African Regional Field Archery Championships in Zambia, breaking all the Namibian Field Archery records.

This week, Meuwesen set down with Confidente to talk about his future plans, following his big awards win at the 2022 MTC/Namibia Sports Awards (NASA) which were held in his home town of Luderitz on November 19.

Meuwesen was awarded with both the Sports Star of the Year and Sportsman of the Year awards. 

He won the two prestigious awards following an impressive win in Estonia in August this year where he won the World field archery Championship.

“Next year we host the African Regional Field Archery Championships in Windhoek from June 30 to July 2. We hope to host a successful championship with archers from Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa.

My long term goal is for 2024, where I will be looking to win the World Field Archery Championships in Brazil and call it a day.

“Still a long time left but I I’m already working in that direction. After winning the two awards at the Sports Awards, I considered retiring on a high but I felt, I still had a lot to offer and learn.

I will give it my all for African Regional Field Archery Championships in 2023 as well as the big one in Brazil,” Meuwesen said.