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DRAHONISKY and SARTI shoot para world records in qualification at Almere 2015

The Czech and Italian para archers beat world marks at para archery international tournament held this week in Almere, Netherlands.

The para archery world ranking event runs from 16 to 22 May 2015 with participation of 186 para athletes from twenty-three countries.

Qualifications took place on Wednesday 20 May showing great performances with two new world records set for the 72 arrows qualification round at 50 metres.

The W1 open archer from the Czech Republic David DRAHONINSKY has improved his own world mark from last year's European Championships from 670 to 674.

London 2012 runner-up and Bangkok 2013 World Championships bronze medallist then shot the two best 15-arrow match scores of the day in his category – 137 in quarterfinal and 141 in the semis – to clinch a spot in the gold medal match in Almere. There, he will face third seed Fabio AZZOLINI from Italy. Finland's Jean Pierre ANTONIOS and Britain's John CAVANAGH will compete for third place.

In compound women open Eleonora SARTI scored 675 points on 72 arrows at 50 metres, beating the former mark of 665 shot Germany's Karina GRANITZA at Nottwill 2014 Europeans by ten points.

 The new world record holder from Italy – who was bronze medallist in mixed team at the Bangkok 2013 World Archery Para Championships – then won all her eliminations matches and will shoot for gold later this week against third seed Marina LYZHNIKOVA from Russia. The bronze medal match will feature fourth seed Zandra REPPE of Sweden against second seed Stepanida ARTAKHINOVA from Russia.

Thursday are team elimination rounds and medals matches, then individual medal matches on Friday.

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