Benin Coach

Benin (Africa) coach Paul Zinsou, right, talks with his archer during a practice round Friday in Yankton, in advance of next week's World Archery Youth Championships.

Name: Merveille Zinsou

Country: Benin (Africa)

# from country: 1

Division: Recurve Cadet

# of WAYC: First

The interview was with Merveille’s coach and father, Paul, who is also the president of archery in Benin.

Merveille and her father’s native language is French.

P&D: What was the qualification to get here?

Paul: She is the first one in Benin. She has been the leader in African countries since 2012. She qualified Benin for youth Olympic games. If you have been chosen by your federation you come.

P&D: What is your first impressions of the United States?

Merveille, translated by Paul: We have felt so welcomed. At the airport and by organizers and volunteers.

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