Gold medal matches the new norm for Chinese Taipei?
Chinese Taipei’s recurve teams will shoot for both gold medals in Salt Lake City at the third stage of the 2017 Hyundai Archery World Cup. After the women’s team meet Olympic Champion Korea, the men will take on Russia.
“We arrived in Salt Lake City a week ago as we came here directly from Antalya. Here it’s windier than in Turkey, so the best thing to do is shoot the arrows without hesitation, being determined and not thinking too much about the shot,” said Tan.
Chinese Taipei and Mexico opened their match with 53, splitting the first set, then the former jumped to a 3-1 lead, 52 to 51. In the last Mexico dipped down to 49, allowing Chinese Taipei to bag a windy, 5-1 win with a 50.
Chinese Taipei will face eight-time Olympic Champion Korea in the final. Peng said: “All we can do now is keep practising, feel the wind direction and keep encouraging ourselves.”
Chinese Taipei shot a pair of 10s and a nine. Mexico: a 10, eight and a seven.
“I was very excited and enjoyed getting into a shoot-off,” said Wei. “We haven’t been very consistent lately, so we’ve been trying out different combinations and see what works best.”
The third stage of the 2017 Hyundai Archery World Cup runs 20 to 25 June in Salt Lake City, USA.