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World Games defenders FRANGILLI and JENTGES still alive

25 July 2009
Kaohsiung (TPE)
Day 2 of the archery competition made some happy and unhappy archers as some moved into the top four places, while others dropped and lost all their chances. The recurve archer Michelle FRANGILLI (ITA) put together a strong performance to move from 7th to 3rd.
World Games defenders FRANGILLI and JENTGES still alive Kaohsiung (TPE) – 25 July 2009   Day 2 of the archery competition made some happy and unhappy archers as some moved into the top four places, while others dropped and lost all their chances. The recurve archer Michelle FRANGILLI (ITA) photo put together a strong performance to move from 7th to 3rd and win a place in the semifinal. Monika JENTGES (GER) stayed at a solid 2nd place in barebow women.   The archers enjoyed some heavy rains at the beginning of the competition today, but later on the weather changed for the better. After the unmarked course of yesterday (24 targets at unknown distances), the athletes today shot a course of 24 targets with known distances. However, the targets were generally further from the shooting point than yesterday, which did not make things easier. The archers shot three arrows per target and at the end the rankings were based on all the points from the two-day competition. Only the top four archers per category will shoot in the semifinals tomorrow!   Recurve Men There were quite some movements in this category! Victor WUNDERLE (USA) had a strong 368 points to consolidate his 1st place overall with 745 points! The world champion Sebastian ROHRBERG (GER) was solid as well. He had 366 for 734 in total and 2nd place. The defending World Games champion Michele FRANGILLI (ITA) who was the winner in Duisburg had the best score of the day with 369 points! Enough to move from 7th to 3rd and keep his chances alive! The 2008 world bronze medallist Yuki SAKAEYAMA (JPN) had 363 and also moved up from 5th to a semifinal position. He finished 4th in the ranking with 726. The losers of the day were Giuliano PALMIOLI (ITA) and Alan WILLS (GBR). The Briton had 353 to finish at 724, two points shy of 4th place. The Italian, who was 2nd yesterday, had 348 and dropped to 6th with 720. Tomorrow the No. 1 rank WUNDERLE will play against the No. 4 SAKAEYAMA. The world champion ROHRBERG, No. 2, will shoot against the defending World Games champion FRANGILLI, No. 3.   Recurve Women The current world champion Jessica TOMASI (ITA) had 338 points to keep her 1st place with 694. The Olympian Naomi FOLKARD (GBR) had the best score of the day in this category. She achieved 348 and moved up one place to 2nd with 691. The 2001 World Games winner Carole FERRIOU (FRA) will shoot in another semifinal in her career tomorrow. She had 319 for a total of 666. Lisa UNRUH (GER) barely preserved her 4th place! She had 314 for 657. Amy OLIVER (GBR) and Christine BJERENDAL (SWE), daughter of the great Goran, had a good run today. They scored respectively 326 and 329 to finish in 5th and 6th. OLIVER was just two points shy of UNRUH with 655.   Compound Men The 2004 world champion Chris WHITE (GBR) was the best again today! He had 405 for at total of 818! Sander DOLDERMAN (NED) had 404 and moved from 5th to 2nd with 811! Kevin WILKEY (USA) and Alessandro LODETTI (ITA) stayed in the cut. The American had 398 (total 810) and the Italian achieved 402 (total 809). The unhappy man in this category was Marko JARVENPAA (FIN). He had only 396 to drop from 3rd to 5th. The world champion Rod MENZER (USA) tried to put a comeback together. However, his good 404 points brought him only to 6th place overall with 805.   Compound Women The World Cup specialist Ivana BUDEN (CRO) displayed her strong shooting technique and climbed all the way to top with 389 points and a total of 781. Gladys WILLEMS (BEL) just went down one step in the overall ranking with 379 points (total 779). Inge ENTHOVEN (NED) photo had a solid 377 for a total of 775 and 3rd place. Petra GOEBEL (AUT) just preserved a spot as the fourth semifinalist! She had 370 for a total of 767. Ulrieke WIESE (GER) and Isabell DANIELSSON (SWE) gave it all today with respectively 382 and 384 points, but they just came short of the semifinals. They had 766 and 765 points in total.   Barebow Men The 2006 world champion Giuseppe SEIMANDI (ITA) was impressive! He scored 358 points, which is 42 more than Pasi AHJOKIVI (FIN) who still stayed on second place overall. In total, SEIMANDI had 721 and AHJOKIVI, 677. Sergio CASSIANI (ITA) had a good day with 331 and stayed on 3rd place with 671 altogether. Martin OTTOSON (SWE) preserved his 4th rank with 311 (total 647). Mihael KOSEC (SLO) closed the gap a bit with 312 (total 642) but that was not enough to catch the Swedish archer.   Barebow Women Eleonora STROBBE (ITA) was again the best today with 316 points for a total of 646. Monika JENTGES (GER) stayed 2nd with 294 (total 614). The bad surprise came from Victoria KALMARU (GBR). She only scored 256 points today and dropped from 3rd to 7th in the overall ranking! Christine GAUTHE took advantage of this with 286 and a total of 591 to climb to 3rd. The best jump forward of the day came from Julie ROBINSON (USA). She had 290 points and a total of 585 to move up from 8th to 4th! She took the last semifinal place! Lucianna PENNACCHI (ITA) was 5th with 581 and the world champion Becky NELSSON-HARRIS (USA) finished 6th with 567.   Semifinals and finals will take place on Sunday as of 12 noon around the beautiful Chengching Lake photo.   Didier MIEVILLE FITA Communication