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David GARCIA FERNANDEZ reaches 700 points in barebow

16 August 2012
Val d’Isere
Archers shot marked distances today at the World Archery Field Championships. David GARCIA FERNANDEZ shot a superb score of 700 finishing on top of the barebow ranking.
  Today the archers shot on 24 marked targets with distances from 5 to 60 metres, each shooting three arrows per target with a maximum of 6 points for each arrow. The best 16 archers per category qualified to the 1/8 elimination rounds which will take place tomorrow.   Recurve Men Sebastian ROHRBERG (GER), two-time world champion, stayed on top of the field with 718 points. Jake KAMINSKI (USA), London 2012 Olympic medallist climbed the ranks from 7th place yesterday to 2nd. Massimiliano MANDIA (ITA) finished 3rd, ahead of the 2008 Olympian Jean-Charles VALLADONT (FRA). Bjorn JANSSON (SWE) fell from third place to 8th. Jon SHALES (GBR) , 1998 world champion and 2010 silver medallist was the last archer to reach 700 points putting him in 5th place.   Recurve Women Today the top three ranks remained consistent from yesterday’s results. Sophie DODEMONT (FRA),  2008 Olympic bronze medallist and 2006 field silver medallist finished on top.   Jessica TOMASI, 2004 and 2008 world champion (ITA) came in 2nd. Marina SZENDEY (FRA) maintained her third rank from yesterday. Three-time Olympian and 2010 field silver medallist Naomi FOLKARD (GBR), climbed to 4th place ahead of the 2010 youth world champion Zoe GOBBELS (BEL). Marion SOLENN (FRA) snuck into 16th place, being the last qualifying position.   Compound Men Jesse BROADWATER (USA) with 830 stole the lead away from his team member, Dave COUSINS (USA). COUSINS, a two-time world champion and current defender finished second overall with 827 points. And Rod MENZER (USA), the 2008 world champion grabbed the last qualifying spot (16th) with 795, edging out the three-time world champion and World Games winner Morgan LUNDIN (SWE) from the 1/8 round.   Compound Women Silke HOETTECKE (GER) came out on top ending the qualifying round with 784 points The former leader of World Ranking Ivana BUDEN (CRO) and the multiple World Cup medallist Sandrine VANDIONANT (FRA) following in 2nd and 3rd place. The 2009 Cadet world champion Paige PEARCE (USA) finished 4th in front of Ulrika SJOWALL (SWE). Petra GOEBEL (AUT) , winner of the 2009 World Games placed 6th overall.   Barebow Men A surprising leader after the first day of qualifications, David GARCIA FERNANDEZ (ESP) stayed solid in 1st place. He is the only barebow archer reaching the esteemed 700 points. Martin OTTOSON (SWE) had a fine second day coming in 2nd place with 686 points.   Guiseppe SEIMANDI (ITA), 2010 World Games winner came in 3rd. The last qualified (15th and 16th place) archers were Marjan PODRZAJ (SLO) and August KERSCHBACHER (AUT) tied with 626 points.     Barebow Women Eleonora STROBBE (ITA), 2010 world champion and 2009 World Games winner kept the lead in her category reaching a total of 658 points. She finished with a great margin over the Christine GAUTHE (FRA) who finished with 620 points. In 3rd and 4th place, Ulrike KOINI (GER) and Monika JENTGES (GER), earned 617 and 615 points. The last qualified archer was Anne VILJANEN (FIN) with 525.   Teams Each team has one archer from each category (the best one is automatically selected for the qualifications). After the second day, the USA climbed to first place in the men’s ranking, 10 points ahead of Italy and more than 30 points ahead of Germany. On the women’s side, Italy kept their lead from yesterday, France was 2nd and Germany 3rd.   Junior Categories In the junior ranks, Marco MORELLO (ITA) led the Recurve Junior Men ahead of Mark NESBITT (GBR) and yesterday’s leader Quentin BARAER (FRA). In all the other categories, the leaders from the unmarked distances were able to maintain their lead after the marked distances as well. Marion VIVES (FRA) had 659 points in Recurve Junior Women. Alex BRIDGMAN (GBR) had 797 points in Compound Junior Men,while Runa GRYDELAND (NOR) led the Compound Junior Women by just one point. Henrik HORNUNG (GER) was 1st in Barebow Junior Men with 647 points – 47 more than his closest opponent!Evelina CATALDO (ITA) led the Barebow Junior Women with 555 points. The top teams were Germany on the men’s side and Italy for the women.   World Archery Communication