POSTED: Saturday May 5th 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All individual finals at the Archery World Cup Stage 2 were competed on a beautiful, windy venue, the beach of Antalya.
In recurve women the top seeded athlete LEE Sung Jin (KOR), team Olympic champion and silver medallist in Athens 2004, was shocked by the 17-year old junior world champion and senior runner-up Deepika KUMARI (IND), 6-4. The archer from Chinese Taipei LIN Chia-En won 3rd place over the Chinese XU Jin.
All top seeded competitors in each of the four categories had reached the 1st place match. And except for the Korean LEE Sung Jin in recurve women, they all clinched victory!
In recurve men, in the absence of the world No. 1 Brady ELLISON (USA) defeated in an early round, the No. 1 seed of the competition and world record holder for the 70m Round IM Dong Hyun (KOR) clinched victory 6-4 over Markiyan IVASHKO (UKR). The 3rd place was taken by another Korean, the world champion KIM Woojin, who defeated his fellow countryman KIM Bubmin.
In the compound men category, another 1st seeded competitor had reached the final for 1st place. The American Reo WILDE, recent indoor world champion, beat his teammate Braden GELLENTHIEN 148-145. Dominique GENET (FRA) finished 3rd after he defeated Paul TISCHER (GER) in a close match, 143-142.
The compound women world champion and No. 1 seed, Albina LOGINOVA (RUS), defeated the newcomer in the German national team Christina BERGER, who competed in her very first World Cup event! Third was Marcella TONIOLI (ITA), winner of the first World Cup of the year three weeks ago, who took revenge over Jamie VAN NATTA (USA). The American had won their first face-to-face encounter at the Shanghai World Cup in September.
The Archery World Cup Stage 2 will conclude on Sunday, 6 May with the team finals for 1st and 3rd places and the mixed team gold medal matches.
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