Canada's Kyle Tremblay secures Paralympic quota spot in archery for Paris 2024
Kyle Tremblay has locked up a Paralympic quota spot for Canada in Para archery.
He also has a chance to leave the Parapan Am Games with a medal around his neck.
The 32-year-old will compete for bronze Wednesday after losing a semifinal tiebreaker to Diego Quesada of Costa Rica in the men's compound open division on a sunny and warm Monday in Santiago, Chile.
"It's an unbelievable feeling," Tremblay told the Canadian Olympic Committee of the Paralympic berth for Paris next summer. "It makes all my training this past year worth it and puts everything in perspective on how hard you have to work."
On Wednesday, the native of Deep River, Ont., will battle Victor Sardinia, who shoots with his feet. The Mexican grabbed the other Paralympic quota spot for these Games after the United States and Costa Rica previously qualified.
American Kevin Polish meets Quesada in the gold-medal competition.
"Having a day in between will give[me] time to settle down from the quota [and] what I just went through," said Tremblay, who is making his first appearance at the Parapan Am Games.
He also plans to refocus on his shot process and mental strength in high-pressure situations.
Kyle Tremblay went down to a tie-breaker today in the semi-final and will now be playing for bronze on Wednesday! Check out what Kyle and his coach Linda Price have to say.