León, Jan 3 (EFE) .- The current European champion of compound archery, Andrea Marcos, has set as the main objective for 2021 to revalidate the European title that she achieved in Poland in 2018 and that she could not defend last year by postponing its celebration that was scheduled in Antalya (Turkey).
“If finally the sanitary circumstances allow it and the planned calendar can be maintained, the priority, logically, would be to try to revalidate the title,” the shooter of La Virgen del Camino (León) told Efe.
Due precisely to the situation of the pandemic and his work circumstances, Andrea Marcos could have to renounce the different World Cup events already planned in Guatemala, Shanghai (China) or Paris (France).
Therefore, their first major competition of the new year would be the qualifying phase of the Spanish team that will begin the last weekend in Madrid and which will maintain the format of consecutive test weeks, all competitions at the shooting range of San Sebastián in the capital of Spain.
Along with the June European Championship held in Antalya (Turkey), the Leonese shooter will also face the World Cup in Yankton (United States) in September, where the competition would be even tougher for the North American and Latin American representatives.
After having resigned from the championship of Spain dissatisfied with the security measures established by the organization, Marcos closed the season in 2020 achieving a great victory in the “Archery Challenge” of Turkey, in the same city where the championship of Europe.
In this prestigious tournament she defeated several of her possible rivals in the continental event, starting with the host Yesim Bostan, to later beat the reigning world champion, the Russian Natalia Avdeeva in the semifinals and in the final her compatriot Elizabetta Knyazeva.