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MEET THE TEAM: CHINA’S WORLD CHAMPION PARA WOMEN

September 15th, 2017 Comments off

The Chinese recurve women defend their World Archery Para Champion title on home soil in Beijing.
The defending world champions matched the world record on home soil in qualifying at the 2017 World Para Archery Championships, and secured a gold medal match berth against Italy.

The top-seeded recurve women’s open team in Beijing, China is represented by Lin Dandan, Wu Chunyan and Cai Geya at these worlds. Lin and Wu both return from the title-winning Chinese team at Donaueschingen 2015, where they beat Russia in the final.
We found out what makes them tick.

WHAT ORDER DO YOU SHOOT IN AND WHY?
Wu: Lin, Cai, then me. Why? We are just used to it. It’s like a secret agreement. And we encourage each other and cheer for each other that way.
WHAT’S A FULL TRAINING REGIME LIKE? HOW MANY ARROWS PER DAY?
Cai: Maybe 500? That’s a lot!
Wu: It’s not set. When we are practicing hard for competition, it’s a lot. When we are relaxing, it will be a lot less.
Lin: About 400-500.

WHO’S THE TEAM LEADER? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
[Everybody points at Wu.]
Wu: What do I do? I gather everyone to do the routine exercises before practice, and get everybody going. When our coaches have orders, I pass them on.
WHAT DOES THE CHINESE TEAM FOCUS ON THAT YOU THINK OTHER TEAMS DON’T FOCUS ON?
Wu: We are together.
Cai: We try and bring out the performance in our daily practice. If you are satisfied with your performance in the match, you really don’t think too much about the performance of other teams. Read more…

China win second archery gold of Rio Paralympics

September 17th, 2016 Comments off

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — China secured their second archery gold medal of the Rio Paralympics when Ai Xinliang and Zhou Jiamin beat Britain’s Jodie Grinham and John Stubbs 151-143 in the mixed team compound event in Rio.
Zhou jiamin RIO2016
In the bronze medal match, South Korea’s Kim Mi-Soon and Lee Ouk-Soo defeated Turkey’s Handan Biroglu and Bulent Korkmaz 138-128.
China’s other archery gold medal here came on Sunday when Wu Chunyan and Zhao Lixue won the mixed team recurve final.
Editor: Zhang Dongmiao

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Zhou Jiamin defeated fellow Chinese archer Lin Yeshan in the final to clinch gold in the women’s individual compound at the Rio Paralympics on Friday.

“I am very happy, but I am also very happy that Lin won silver,” Zhou told the Paralympic News Service. “We are very close friends and we both medalled.”
“We are finished with this Paralympics. I want to keep competing and still try my best for our country.”

In the bronze medal match, South Korea’s Kim Mi-Soon defeated Iran’s Abbaspour Somayeh.
Editor: Mu Xuequan

Source: Xinhua

NW China major archery competition

September 14th, 2015 Comments off

When the 1st “Li Guang Cup” International Archery Invitational Tournament took place in the city of Tianshui, Contestants taking aim at the archery tournament, in Tianshui, Gansu, on Sept 9.Gansu province Sept 9 – 11, it had as many as 50 delegations, with 300 contestants, from China, the United States, France and other countries taking part.

In expressing his pride in the event, Yang Weijun, Tianshui‘s mayor, said at the opening ceremony, “Tinshui expects to carry on the tradition of Chinese archery culture and Chinese sports and continue this archery event,” then he added, “We also hope to publicize our culture this time”.

Tianshui has a long history and culture and is the home of famous figures, such as Li Guang, a general of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), who was said to have shot an arrow into a rock, and the source of the competition’s name.

Li Guang was known for his bravery and toughness in the battlefield, and was nicknamed the “Flying General” by his Staff clear a target at the 1st 'Li Guang Cup' International Archery Tournament, in Gansu.Xiongnu enemies.

Sponsors of the event are the Chinese Archery Association and Gansu Sports Bureau.

Source: By Li Xiaoxu (chinadaily.com.cn)
Edited by Roger Bradshaw
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