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DAI Xiaoxiang is man of the day with two gold medals

July 21st, 2013 Comments off

Medellin – Sunday, July 21, 2013
Dai XiaoxiangChina’s DAI Xiaoxiang won the men’s individual title and the mixed team gold medal paired with CUI Yuanyuan. On the women’s side, Russia’s Inna STEPANOVA claimed the second World Cup victory of her career.
Chinese DAI Xiaoxiang (main photo) was seemingly unstoppable today. In the recurve men’s final he faced Jeff HENCKELS (LUX), who had defeated him in their only previous encounter in Antalya three years ago. Today DAI left no chance to HENCKELS. He won the first set 28-25, and the second 29-27, to lead 4-0. His opponent recovered two points in the third set, but DAI outscored him 28-26 to win the fourth set and the match 6-2. It is the first major individual title for DAI, who was Olympic bronze medallist in London and World Cup Final runner-up in 2011. The silver medal is the first World Cup medal for 28-year-old HENCKELS.0721_CHINA

The bronze medal match was a tough fight between Jean-Charles VALLADONT (FRA) and ZHANG Jianping (CHN). The French archer, who is the field world champion, won the first set 29-26 and led 2-0, but ZHANG came back with 29 points in the second and third sets to take the lead, 4-2. A tie at 23-23 moved the score to 5-3 before the final set. VALLADONT scored 10-10-9 against 9-10-9 to come back to 5-5. Shoot-off! ZHANG shot a 9, followed by a 9 from VALLADONT, but further from the centre. Victory for the 24-year-old ZHANG, who adds a second bronze medal to the hardware he won in Antalya in June.

The women’s final featured Russian Inna STEPANOVA and Miranda LEEK (USA).

China beat Unite State in women’s team archery Quarterfinal

July 29th, 2012 1 comment

LONDON – China beat the United States 218-213 today in an Olympic women’s team archery quarterfinal at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The American team, which includes Jennifer Nichols, who trains part-time in Tucson, finished one spot shy of the medal round.

“Now it’s time to focus on individual competition,” said Nichols, who will face India’s Chekrovolu Swuro on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday Alison Williamson of Great Britain, a graduate of Arizona State, will square off against Bishindee Urantungalag of Mongolia.

Olympics-China beat Italy 200-199 points in women’s team archery

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

China's Fang Yuting fires an arrow in the women's archery team eliminations at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

London, Jul 29, 2012 – China beat Italy 200-199 points at Lord’s in the last 16 of the Olympic women’s team archery at the 2012 London Games on Sunday.

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