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Competitor list for archery competition at Nanjing 2014 announced

KOENIG, DALMEIDA, VAN TONGEREN and ROMERO among athletes confirmed to shoot at upcoming Youth Olympic Games.

A diverse mix of experienced archers – at the cadet right through to senior level – new names and tripartite athletes, 43 different nations will compete in the archery event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

In the recurve boy’s competition, Thomas KOENIG and Marcus DALMEIDA have to be early favourites. KOENIG broke onto the French senior squad this season, while DALMEIDA’s widely tipped as a Brazilian medal hope for Rio 2016.

Marcus made his first major final at stage two of this year’s Archery World Cup in Medellin, losing the mixed team final to a deadly Korea.

At the Wuxi 2013 World Youth Championships, Guatemalan athlete Regina ROMERO qualified low in the pack before making a run through the brackets and into the last four. She didn’t pick up a medal – but shot at Medellin this year, has been steadily improving, and is the product of concentrated development work in the Americas.

Korea and China are sending unknowns: although the quality in both nations’ junior ranks is well known. At Singapore 2010, Korea took the girl’s gold – but Egyptian Ibrahim SABRY won the boy’s competition by beating Rick VAN DER OEVER (NED).

Young Dutch prodigy Jan VAN TONGEREN and Seifeldin ELSEHELY (EGY) have a big act to follow.

One competitor is committed to preparing for the Games stage: Namibia’s qualifier Xander REDDIG will travel to Korea ahead of the Games to spend time training at KIM Hyung Tak’s archery school.

Here’s the full list of archery entries for Nanjing 2014, by nation:

Nanjing 2014 | Confirmed competitors Wednesday 9 July 2014 [See latest: Boys | Girls] Country (NOC)
Boys Girls ARG Argentina Francisco RODRIGUEZ SAS

AUS Australia Nicholas TURNER Jessica SUTTON AZE Azerbaijan
Sughrakhanim MUGABILZADA BAN
Bangladesh Prennoy MURONG
  BEL Belgium Rick MARTENS
  BEN Benin   Kpetchehou ZINSOU MERVEILLE
BLR Belarus Aliaksei DUBROVA
Sviatlana KAZANSKAYA
BRA Brazil Marcus DALMEIDA
Ana Clara MACHADO
BUL Bulgaria Damyan DACHEV
Ralitsa GENCHEVA
CAN Canada Eric PETERS
  CHN China   LI Jiaman
CUB Cuba   Rosangel SAINZ RODRIGUEZ
EGY Egypt Seifeldin ELSEHELY
Hana ELSHIMY
ESP Spain   Alicia Marin MARTINEZ
FIN Finland   Mirjam TUOKKOLA
FRA France Thomas KOENIG
Mélanie GAUBIL
GBR Great Britain Bradley DENNY
Bryony PITMAN
GER Germany Andreas MAYR
Cynthia FREYWALD
GUA Guatemala   Regina ROMERO
INA Indonesia Hendra PURNAMA
Diananda CHOIRUNISA
IND India Atul VERMA
Hem LATHA BODA
ISR Israel   Maya RAYSIN
ITA Italy Elia FREGNAN
Tanya Giada GIACCHERI
JPN Japan Hiroiki MUTO
Miasa KOIKE
KAZ Kazakhstan   Abdrazak ARUZHAN KOR Korea LEE Woo Seok LEE Eun Gyeong LBA Libya Ali EL GHARRARI   MAS Malaysia Muhamad Zarif ZOLKEPELI   MEX Mexico Luis Angel TAPIA NIETO Alexa Ivana RIVERA JIMENEZ MYA Myanmar Min Thiha KYAW   NAM Namibia Xander REDDIG   NED Netherlands Jan VAN TONGEREN   PHI Philippines Luis Gabriel MORENO Bianca GOTUACO POL Poland Marek Ryazard SZAFRAN Sylwia Maria ZYZANSKA SLO Slovenia Gasper STRAJHAR Ivana LAHARNAR SUI Switzerland Florian FABER   SVK Slovakia Boris BALAZ   TGA Tonga   Lusitania TATAFU TJK Tajikistan   Anisa ZAMIROV TPE Chinese Taipei HAN Yun-Chien FANG Tzu-Yun TUR Turkey Mete GAZOZ Yasemin Ecem ANAGOZ UKR Ukraine Anton KOMAR Viktoriia OLEKSIUK VEN Venezuela Jose CAPOTE Verona VILLEGAS  Total 32 32

See the confirmed competitor lists for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games:

Quota places: Boys Quota places: Girls

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