Inde et Philippines s'adjugent l'or à Bangkok après des matches serrés (en anglais)

Lors de la première étape de l'année à la Coupe d'Asie qui s'est déroulée à Bangkok, l'épreuve en double mixte était au devant de la scène aujourd'hui pour décerner les premières médailles.

Egypt’s compounders proved there’s more to their country internationally than recurver Ibrahim SABRY. Close to their first major podium in the discipline, they were beaten by India in the semifinals and Malaysia to bronze.

India and the Philippines contested gold.

Tied at 115-all with four arrows to go, the Philippines’ Amaya COJUANGCO and Jose ADRIANO drilled four 10s to claim the top spot on the podium.

Both recurve mixed team medal matches went to one-arrow tiebreakers.

Sanjay BORO and Madhu VEDWAN secured India the recurve gold medal, one better than their compound compatriots, with a perfect-20 in their shoot-off. Indonesia – with Wroclaw 2014 winner Ika ROCHMAWATI – had 19 and silver.

The bronze medal shoot-off between Russia and a surprise Philippines pair went Russia’s way.

Since Gabriel MORENO’s mixed team title at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, the number of Philippines archers climbing podiums has picked sharply up – and the nation’s recurve pair was one spot off another medal in Bangkok.

Competition continues in Bangkok with individual eliminations and finals on 20 March before the team phases on 21 March.

See results from the Bangkok stage of the Asia Cup.