Paralympic Games
24 August - 5 September 2021

Chen strikes another gold for China in archery

With victory in the women's individual compound, Chinese team has grabbed four out of the six disputed so far 01 Sep 2021
Chen Minyi shoots an arrow
Days after winning the W1 team event, China's Chen captured the gold in the individual contest
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Days after winning the mixed team W1 event, Chen Minyi was right on spot again, securing a gold medal in the individual competition this Wednesday. With the result, the Chinese team has obtained four out of the six possible gold medals available so far in the Tokyo 2020 archery contest.

In the final, she defeated Czech Sarka Musilova 142-131, also achieving the new Paralympic record. it was the second time they faced off in a gold medal dispute, as they were also finalists of the team event on Saturday,

“I had so many moments and many difficulties when I wanted to give up (archery), but each time my parents, my family, my coaches and friends told me not to. I’m really thankful to them all (that) I continued. My dream came true,” said the 30-year-old.CHEN to the Olympic Information Service (OIS).

Due to the threat of lightning on Tuesday night, the competition ended up being rescheduled to Wednesday morning. 

The bronze went to Great Britain's Victoria Rumary, who defeated American Lia Coryell 131-123. She already told her coach she would celebrate with a sweet treat:

“My coach wouldn’t let me have chocolate cake (but) now I’ve got a medal, she said, ‘yep, you can have your chocolate cake’.”

This was the last day of the compound bow events at Tokyo 2020, with the recurve bow competitions taking place from Thursday at the Yumenoshima Park. The women's individual contest will happen first.