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World's Best Archers Compete in Yankton

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   South Africa is just one of 12 countries represented in this year's World Indoor Archery Championship in the Easton Yankton Archery Complex taking place this weekend. And good ol' Mother Nature welcomed them to South Dakota

  "When we got here it was quite cold but in a few days it warmed up. Other than that it has been normal."

   "The highlight of the tournament is that all of the kids got to build a snowman. That was pretty interesting. And of course today it was 75 degrees and tomorrow it is going to be 80. So they have seen all of South Dakota weather."

   Around 200 archers are in Yankton this weekend for the event. National Field Archery Association President Bruce Cull says the newly built complex helped attract the tournament.

"The fact that we are standing in the premiere archery complex in the world, and for sure the United States."

   People of all ages are participating in this three day event, and some of the local kids are enjoying meeting the foreign competition.

   "I met a few kids from South Africa and they are really fun to be around. Really talkative."

   And the grand prize for the winner?

   "For bragging rights I guess we call it. Or the title that means you are the reigning world champion. It means a lot to them. It means a lot to everybody in archery."

   In Yankton, Patrick Hills, K-S-F-Y Sports.

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