Spencer Yee would be an Olympic favorite in archery if it wasn’t for his age. Apparently, being 10 years old is kind of a bad thing if you want to qualify for the Olympics.
Spencer Yee just won the Pan Am Archery Championships in El Salvador. It is not surprising that he is the youngest champion in the history of that tournament. In fact, the moment was so great, it was one of the best moments of his dad’s life.
Speaking as a proud dad, nothing beats the feeling that you get when you actually see your child … stars and stripes in the background … and seeing him on the podium for the very first time,” he said. “It’s humbling. It’s emotional. I am even getting a little emotional now, just talking about it again.”
Too bad Spencer Yee will have to wait four more years in order to attempt to qualify for the Olympics. You know, that age limit issue. Plus, he would have to switch from a compound bow to a recurve bow. I have no idea what that means, but I am assuming it’s harder to shoot with a recurve bow. Correct me if I am wrong though.
It looks like we will have to keep tabs on Spencer Yee until 2016. If he is still taking names in archery, we might just have a medalist that can not even drive a car yet. Sounds pretty impressive to me.