POSTED: Sunday May 6th 2012
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The team finals in the four international categories were contested on Sunday afternoon on the Antalya beach and concluded the second stage of the World Cup season.
Competing in two other finals (men's team and mixed team) after he won the individual competition on Saturday, the top seeded compound competitor Reo WILDE (USA) scored a hat trick this year in Antalya.
Teamed up with Dave COUSINS and Braden GELLENTHIEN, Reo WILDE beat the Danish team of Martin DAMSBO, Torben JOHANNESSEN and Patrick LAURSEN after a shoot-off (231-231/29-27). In mixed team the American was paired with Erika ANSCHUTZ and the two had the upper hand over the Italians Sergio PAGNI and Marcella TONIOLI by a whisker, 143-142.
Third place in the compound men's team event was taken by the Netherlands with Ruben BLEYENDAAL, Mike SCHLOESSER and Peter ELZINGA who easily defeated the Italians Herian BOCCALI, Luigi DRAGONI and Sergio PAGNI, 230-222. In compound mixed team the match for 3rd place shot on Friday saw the pair of Duncan BUSBY and Andrea GALES beat Paul TITSCHER and Kristina BERGER from Germany, 143-142.
On the female side in compound, the team of USA, made up of Erika ANSCHUTZ, Christie COLIN and Jamie VAN NATTA defeated the Italians Anastasia ANASTASIO, Laura LONGO and Marcella TONIOLI for 1st place, 224-223. The German ladies Kristina BERGER, Melanie MIKALA and Andrea WEIHE finished 3rd with a victory clinched after a tiebreak (223-223/30-29). They had the upper hand over the Russian team led by the world champion and individual winner in this stage, Albina LOGINOVA, teamed up with Natalia AVDEEVA and Viktoria BALZHANOVA
In recurve, the men's team competition saw Great Britain's Laurence GODFREY, Simon TERRY and Alan WILLS, seeded No. 7, win against India before their last arrow was shot, 222-211. Rahul BANERJEE, Tarundeep RAI and Jayanta TALUKDAR could not repeat their performance in the semi-final when they defeated the top seeded team of the USA. Third place went to Korea's IM Dong-Hyun, KIM Bubmin and OH Jin Hyek who had the upper hand over France's Gael PREVOST, Thomas FAUCHERON and Romain GIROUILLE, 225-222.
In the women's event, LE Chien-Ying, LIN Chia-En and TAN Ya-Ting from Chinese Taipei led against Korea after one end but could not maintain the pressure, losing by two points at the end, 220-218 in favour of LEE Sung Jin, CHOI Heongju and KI Bo Bae. The Chinese CHENG Ming, FANG Yuting and XU Jing defeated the Mexicans Mariana AVITIA, Aida ROMAN and Alejandra VALENCIA, 212-210, for 3rd place.
The recurve mixed team competition was won by the Korean pair of IM Dong Hyun and LEE Sung Jin by the smallest possible margin, 148-147, against the Italians Mauro NESPOLI and Natalia VALEEVA. The 3rd place match was already shot on Friday right after the semi-finals. It was a hard fought contest between the pairs of Luis Eduardo VELEZ/Alejandra VALENCIA (MEX/7) and Romain GIROUILLE/Berengere SCHUH (FRA/12), but the Mexicans' finally prevailed 148-147.
The team finals on Sunday concluded the Archery World Cup 2012 Stage 2 held in Antalya, Turkey. Competitors and fans are looking forward to the third stage in Ogden, USA from 18-24 June 2012. This event will also feature the Final Olympic Qualifier for teams and individuals.
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