World Archery Para Championships Continue in Italy

15 Jul 2011 By IPC

After the first round of individual eliminations Thursday (14 July) at the 2011 World Archery Para Championships in Turin, Italy, eight competitors remain in both the men’s individual recurve standing event and in the men’s individual W1/W2 competition.

China’s Zhi Dong and Russia’s Mikhail Oyun are the top two seeds, respectively, heading into the quarter-final round in the standing event, which will take place Friday (15 July). In the W1/W2 classification, Korea’s Young Joo Jung and Taipei’s Lung Hui Tseng lead the field heading into Friday’s quarter-finals.

Finland’s Jean Pierre Antonios, Czech Republic’s David Drahoninsky and USA’s Jeffrey Rhoden Fabry currently sit in the top three in the compound men’s W1 event, while the Czech Republic leads the team competition.

On the women’s side, Zahra Nemati of Iran leads the individual recurve W1/W2 field with a score of 1,298, and she is followed by Korea’s Hee Sook Ko and China’s Yanhong Xiao.

Fangxia Gao of China jumped out in front of the pack in the qualification round for the women’s recurve standing event with a score of 1,274, giving herself a 32-point lead over Korea’s Ran Sook Kim and Great Britain’s Kay Lucas, who are tied for second place.

In the women’s team recurve competition, Korea sits atop the standings, followed by China, Iran, Turkey and Poland, respectively.

The first set of team eliminations in all classifications will take place Friday (15 July), with individual elimination rounds resuming in all events Saturday (16 July).