Sara Lopez

Sara Lopez

Sara Lopez

Career Highlights

  • The most amazing moment of my life was the first gold medal for the COlombian team. It was the World Cup Antalya 2013. The best thing about that day is we got 2 gold medals.
  • 2 gold medals in Wuxi, China

World Ranking:

3rd

Years in Archery & on USAT

4 years

How you got your start in archery

My brother, Isaac, started first.  His best friend was the one who invited him to the archery field.  A few months later, I was with my dad and we had to pick him up.  I got out of the car and saw the archers.  I decided to quit volleyball and start with archery.  Since that day, I have been in love with archery.

Mentor/Inspiration in archery

Mentor: my coach, Heber Mantilla.  He is from Venezuela.  My ispirations  in archery are Albina Loginova, Reo Wilde, Martin Damsbo, Matt Stutzman and Kristina Berger.

Sponsors

Mom and Dad, Hoyt, Easton, Shibuya, Custom made wraps, Synum Archery, Arc-X Sports, Oakley, Beiter, Carter

Favorite place to shoot/Compete

One of my biggest dreams was to shoot at the beach in Antalya.  I had the chance to compete there in my first time at the finals.  It was amazing!

Breakthrough moment in archery/best shot you’ve ever made

Probably my world record perfect score 150/10x in Medellin.  Not only because I did it in Colombia, but also because my family was there watching me.  Also my bronze medal at the world games (148) because all of my family and friends were there watching me.

Birthday and place/where are you based now?

I was born on April 24, 1995 in Pereira, Colombia.  I still live in Pereira.

What Easton means to you

When I started archery, I always wanted to have sponsors, but the sponsor I wanted the most was Easton.  Easton is not only the maker of the best arrows in the world, it is one of the first companies who believed in me.  that's why I'm so proud to be representing Easton.

When I’m not shooting, you can find me

probably reading medicine books or studying. When I have free time, I like to cook with my mom or go offroading with my dad and brother.  When we don't want to go offroading, we like to ride our Harley Davidson or spend time with my grandparents and uncles. 

Favorite foods

My favorite food is sushi.  I'm obsessed with pepperoni pizza. I'm known in the archery world for eating pringles when I shoot.  I always eat pringles while I'm shooting double 50 rounds.  Everytime I shoot a 10 or an X, I eat 1 pringle.  When I finish a shooting day in competition, I always eat ice cream no matter if I won or if I lose.

When I’m on the line,

God and family is going through my head.

Tip for the average archery to shoot better

Archers are more than just numbers, results or positions in a ranking.  Try to learn as much as possible for every situation you have in the shooting line and also learn from from other archers.  A good archer isn't the one who shoots the best.  A good archer is a good person who helps others and teachs everbody how to be better.  Try to be the best archer you can be everyday.

Favorite style of music and whats on your playlist right now?

I have a strange taste of music.  I love country music.  My favorite artists are Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran, and Maroon 5.  But my all time favorite is Taylor Swift.  I'm a huge fan of her.

Favorite movie

I love all the Disney and Pixar movies, but I'm obsessed with The Hunger games.  My favorite movie is Catching Fire.

Favorite TV show/Book

My favorite TV show is Glee.  I also like Dr House and Cake Boss.  My favorite books are The Hunger Games Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Favorite sports team

Colombia's soccer team

Pets

I have 2 hihuahuas, Nacho and Fito, and a cat, Frida.

Cars

I drive a Toyota Prado modified for offroading.  My dream car is a Jeep Rubicon 2014.

If you could have “coffee” with anyone in history, who would it be?

Jesus of Nazareth

Philosophy of life/motto

Proverbs 21:31 "the soldier is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord"