CHENG Ming won the recurve women’s World Cup Final 2011

October 7th, 2011 Comments off
The 25-year old Chinese archer CHENG Ming won the recurve women’s World Cup Final 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Since she started competing on the World Cup circuit in 2010, she has won eight medals (individual, team and mixed team altogether) in stages, including three gold, two silver and three bronze. The Chinese is ranked 7th in the world.
 
CHENG did not qualify in the Chinese team for this year’s World Championships that took place in July in Turin, Italy. But she overcame disappointment and won her first World Cup stage in individual in August in Ogden. It was her victory in the USA that assured her of a spot for the Istanbul Final where won the title.
In 2010, she won two gold medals, in team and mixed team, at Stage 2 in Antalya, Turkey. The same year, she was also individual and team silver medallist at the Asian Games.
In the first week of October 2011, CHENG shot in the Olympic Test Event in London, where she was 18th after the ranking round. Seeded No. 3 in the team event, CHENG and her teammates FANG Yuting and XU Jing defeated Poland in quarterfinals and the host country Great Britain in semifinals. The Chinese then lost the gold medal match to the favourite No. 1 team Korea and clinched silver in London.
In the individual event in London, the World Cup champion was happy to come out the winner in her first match against Sinead CUTHBERT (IRL), 6-4, despite shooting 24 points only in the fifth set. However, luck went over to the other side in 1/16 elimination, where CHENG was defeated by Ksenia PEROVA (RUS) after a shoot-off.
Biography Extract:
CHENG Ming (CN) – Born 11 February 1986
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World Cup Final Istanbul
2011
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World Cup Stage 3 Ogden
2011
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World Cup Stage 3 Ogden
2011
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Asian Games Guangzhou
2010
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Asian Games Guangzhou
2010
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World Cup Stage 4 Shanghai
2010
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World Cup Stage 3 Ogden
2010
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World Cup Stage 2 Antalya
2010
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Mixed Team
World Cup Stage 2 Antalya
2010
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World Cup Stage 1 Porec
2010
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World Cup Stage 1 Porec
2010


Source: World Archery Communication

China wins silver in women’s archery team event

November 21st, 2010 Comments off

China wins silver in women’s archery team event in Guangzhou 16th Asian Games on Nov 21, 2010.

GUANGZHOU – The gold medal winning Korean women’s archery team used the daunting experience of handling snakes as part of its training methods.

Team coach Cho Eun-sin was surprised when news slipped out about the practice after her team won its fourth consecutive Asian Games gold medal in the women’s team event at the Aoti archery range on Sunday. China took the silver and India the bronze.

“I wonder how did you find out the secret of our success,” said Cho when asked about the team’s strange training ritual.

“Actually, (the story) is about 80 percent true. We do have special training to enhance bravery.”

It seems the scary, scaly initiative worked. Locked in a battle royal with the young Chinese archers, the three experienced Koreans held their nerve in a second extra period to shoot three 10-point scores.

“They had the ability to reach that level,” said Cho. “They got nervous when the scores were tied, but I tried to let them relax and be themselves. In the tiebreak we said this was our chance to win. We did our best and our efforts paid off.”

Korea is not the only team to adopt a strange approach to boosting the fortitude of its athletes.

To prepare for the Asian Games, Chinese archers were required to touch a tiger’s rear at the zoo.

“We paid attention to controlling our emotions. We can shoot as well as them (the Koreans), but the win came down to who played better under pressure,” said Chinese archer Cheng Ming.

China’s coach, Tian Yulin, said: “The most important thing for the team was to gain hands-on experience, and this was the best training they could get.

“It was their first time in such a tense international competition and they won a silver,” said Tian. “There’s a gap between Korea and China, but it is very slim. It’s just a matter of time before we catch up.”

Source: China Daily

2010 WUC Archery: Bronze Medals for Finland and Chinese Taipei

September 26th, 2010 Comments off

25 September 2010, SHENZHEN – Following the impressive Opening Ceremony on September 23rd, the 8th World University Archery Championship competitions have started. After the rains during the last several days due to the passage of a typhoon, the sun has taken the place in the sky. Despite of the high temperature and the humidity, it was nevertheless a better weather for the best world university archers.

On the program of this first day were the qualifications for the Men and Women Recurve and Compound Bow as well as the Mixed Team competition, for which the bronze medals have already been attributed. Technical conditions were just perfect in the Shenzhen Stadium. Our CT Chair Juan Carlos Holgado and FITA Technical Delegate Frankie Hoong were very satisfied about the way the competition was running, and also by the level of the archers. The best of them are competing in the World Cup events and other big international events.

Finland bowed the first medal of Compound Mixed Team bronze. The gold medal will be competed between the United States and Iran. The bronze medal of Recurve Mixed Team went to Chinese Taipei, who beat Republic of Korea 12-7. Italy and Japan will go to the final on Sunday.
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