While windy weather bothered most of the archers who started their qualification rounds on Tuesday, visually impaired Matteo Panariello carried went on to show the (so far) best performance of his life, scoring 367 points and improving the current World record by five points!
While most teams arrived to Pilsen already on Saturday, the official Opening ceremony was scheduled for Monday, first day of official practices. Mr. Zrzavecký, mayor of the host city Pilsen, opened the ceremony with a speech in which he wished good luck to all participating athletes.
The European Championship is slowly getting underway with teams coming to Pilsen on Saturday while the qualification venue is getting prepared. Athletes will get to test it on Sunday for the first time before the tournament officiall "kick–off"on Monday.
Invitation package for national teams of participating countries was unveiled this week. The package contains all necessary information, deadlines and useful links. The online registration is starting on March 1st.