Lausanne 2014 Archery World Cup Final competition rosters announced
The top seven ranked athletes in each of the four Archery World Cup competition divisions – compound and recurve men and women – receive invitations to shoot at the World Cup Final each year.
Joined by an athlete representing the host nation, which is Switzerland as the Final takes places in home of the International Olympic Committee – Lausanne – this year, they make up the roster for the conclusion of archery’s premier annual international circuit…
Recurve men: Olympic Champion and reigning World Cup Final winner OH Jin Hyek, from Korea, confirmed his attendance earlier this week. His teammate, reigning recurve men’s World Champion LEE Seungyun won’t make the trip – and is replaced by Olympic USA team silver medallist Jake KAMINSKI.
Europeans Rick VAN DER VEN (NED) – the top qualifier – new international Pierre PLIHON (FRA) and Antalya stage winner Florian KAHLLUND (GER) join two-time World Cup Final Champion Brady ELLISON (USA) and rising Brazilian star Marcus DALMEIDA.
Adrian FABER will represent Switzerland, the host nation.
Reprieve came in the form of JOO Hyun Jung, the fourth-ranked recurve woman over the season from Korea. She declined her invitation due to Asian Games commitments, and SEGINA took her place.
(SEGINA was actually drawn on points with two other archers in eighth place in the World Cup rankings – but her higher world ranking won her the spot.)
Korea’s JUNG Dasomi – winner of the London Archery Classic, the test event for the last Olympics – will shoot. As will team silver medallist from those Games, XU Jing, and her Chinese teammate CHENG Ming. London individual silver medallist Aida ROMAN (MEX) is also confirmed.
Recurve mixed team: Luis VELEZ will travel from Mexico to join ROMAN in the mixed team event to shoot against Swiss pair Florian FABER and Iliana DEINEKO, who are both youth athletes. Florian is competing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Two top-16 finishes and a silver medal in Antalya was enough to qualify Rajat CHAUHAN. The Indian 19-year-old collected the compound junior men’s silver medal at the World Archery Youth Championships in Wuxi last October.
Kevin BURRI will be Switzerland’s entrant.
Compound women: All the qualified compound women accepted their invitations – including defending World Cup Final Champion Alejandra USQUIANO and her Colombian teammate Sara LOPEZ, who holds the 15-arrow-match world record.
The host nation compound women’s athlete is Clementine DE GIULI, whose sister Valentine is also shooting in Zagreb this week.
Compound mixed team: WILDE and JONES won the mixed team competition for the USA at the World Games together last year, but won’t partner up to face Swiss challengers DE GUILI and Patrizio HOFER in Lausanne. Instead, DEATON will join JONES in the two-man team.