Top seeds survive to make individual final fours at Universiade in Napoli
Kim Jongho and Kang Chae Young are defending champions, with the former shooting for his third consecutive Universiade title at this event.
“It’s not that I’m greedy for a third gold medal but, if I work hard, I think I can get a good result here,” said Jongho.
“It was good to shoot well today even though it was windy. I think I can maintain this form for the rest of the tournament.”
The world number five won matches against Tsui Chun Kit, Camille Dufour in a shoot-off and then Christian Beyers De Klerk with a perfect 150 points. That last match, 150 4X, was ratified as a new Universiade record.
Jongho recently took third at the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships by shooting a perfect 150-point match to beat Braden Gellenthien in the bronze medal match.
Top compound woman’s seed Yesim Bostan, third-ranked So Chaewon and number-four-seed Andrea Becerra all made the semifinals. Second-ranked Danelle Wentzel was upset by Kazakhstan’s Diana Makarchuk in the third round. Makarchuk is the fourth semifinalist.
The archery competitions at the 2019 Summer Universiade take place on 8-13 July in Napoli, Italy.