Team Recurve Men
The “Azzurri” add a bronze medal to their quiver
Belarus created the surprise of the first round this morning defeating the Indian archers after a very close match (110-110) that requested a shoot-off to decide the winner. Belarus shot 27 with their additional three arrows, whereas India could only score 24.
Very tight match in the men’s division between Italy and Chinese Taipei… Behind by 2 and 3 points at the middle of the confrontation, the archers from Chinese Taipei could keep hope of winning bronze after coming back to 1 small point (167-166) before the very last end. But it was without counting on the three experienced Italians - Michele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Ilario Di Buo – who finished their match with a very good 223 total, while India scored a total of 219 points.
Tomorrow it will be Turkey and Korea facing each other for the title in the team competition.
Team Recurve Women
New World Record for Korea and bronze for Turkey
The Korean ladies are always looking for higher scores, and when they are in their best form as here in Shanghai, it seems they can beat any record at any moment. This morning at the Shooting and Archery Center it took Yun Ok Hee, Yun Mi-Jin and Lee Tuk Young only one round to set up a new World Record for the 24-Arrow Final Match with 228 points.
Unexpected outcome in the bronze medal match in the Team Recurve Women division this morning in Shanghai: increasing their lead all the way to the final end (55-54, 112-108 and 167-161), the Indian ladies were shooting so slowly up to a point that their last arrow was shot out of time and its score correctly cancelled by the Judge! They finally lose the bronze medal to their Turkish opponents on the score of 213-210.
In the Recurve Women division, Korea and China will fight for the team gold medal tomorrow morning.
Team Compound Men
China offers a team medal to their fans !
Another new nation showing their nose in Compound is Iran who also made their way this afternoon to the semi-final with a good score of 220 points over the Philippines (208). In the next match they will face the Mexican team for a place in the gold medal match that will be shot tomorrow. The other semi-final will oppose China to USA.
The local spectators have had a great occasion to cheer for their archers today in the team competition taking place at the Shooting and Archery Center in Shanghai. Facing Iran for bronze in the Compound Men’s division, Sheng Yan, Cai Shuo and Tang Zhu did not miss the chance to please their friends and family: in the very close final match of the day, they took the best over the surprising Iranians on the score of 212-211. The Chinese Compound archers hope they have shown the way to their Recurve teammate Yong Fujun who will fight for the bronze medal tomorrow against Ilario di Buo of Italy.
Team Compound Women
Jennifer Chan and the Philippines making their marks for the future
Philippines seems to be getting stronger and stronger in the world of archery: after Chan reached the quarter final in the individual event here in Shanghai where she was stopped by favorite Russian Goncharova on a shoot-off, she and her teammates also had great shooting this morning qualifying for the semi-final over the team competition beating India 217-216. They will then have to deal with the favorite American team in the next round. The second semi-final match will see the Russians and the Mexicans compete one to another.
The archers from Philippines proved once again that archery has never been a perfect science: although the Mexicans – Arminda Bastos, Linda and Almendra Ochoa – are all three ranked in the first ten places of this year’s individual World Cup ranking, the Philippines ladies started their match without showing any complex in front of their opponents. There is no doubt Amaya Paz, Jennifer Chan and Joann Tabanag well deserve the bronze medal they are bringing back home from Shanghai (212-210).
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Ludivine Maitre Wicki