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10 countries win medals at the Universiade and Olympic Champion gets another gold

12 July 2009
Belgrade (SRB)
The archery competition at the Universiade was the best ever. The level of competition was quite high as is reflected in the quality factors that will be applied for the next world ranking update. The level of participants was higher than in most world ranking tournaments of the year. 
10 countries win medals at the Universiade and Olympic champion gets another gold Belgrade (SRB) – 12 July 2009   The archery competition at the Universiade was the best ever. The level of competition was quite high as is reflected in the quality factors that will be applied for the next world ranking update. The level of participants was higher than in most world ranking tournaments of the year (including the European and Asian Grand Prix tournaments).   The Olympic champion won the individual title in the recurve men’s category. This was his best result since winning gold in Beijing. Korea won eight medals of which three in compound which will come as a surprise to many. The results of many of the Asian participants in compound show that the level of compound is growing steadily in this continent and that the traditional countries such as the USA, Italy and France need to be ready to confront their new Asian competitors. 

The host country excelled in the organisation in very difficult circumstances, since the weather conditions were to say the least challenging. Therefore, they deserve a gold medal for organising the archery event. The entire team of volunteers, staff, judges, FITA results team and all others did a fantastic job. The Military Academy was the ideal place, and many thanks to all the soldiers who helped in preparing the field overnight after the storm. 
    We now look forward to Shenzen for the next World University Championships and Universiade.   FITA Communication