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Paralympic archers train in Yankton for Olympics

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Paralympic archers train in Yankton for Olympics
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YANKTON (AP) -- The American Paralympic archery team is doing some final training in Yankton before the start of the Paralympics next month.

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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard was among a group of officials who welcomed the seven-member team on Tuesday. Daugaard says the visit shows Yankton "can be a competitive place for athletes to train."

The National Field Archery Association has its headquarters in Yankton, and its indoor shooting range was recently renovated.

Archery team coach Randi Smith says the training visit will help the archers "get our equipment tuned properly" before the Paralympics start Aug. 29 in London. The regular Olympics begin Friday.

Association President Bruce Cull tells the media that the group wants its Yankton center declared an official Olympic training facility.

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