POSTED: Monday June 25th 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three archers added to Hyundai Archery World Cup Final startlist after third stage

Hansen, Nespoli, Kumari book Samsun ticket with Salt Lake win; Lopez takes second win of the season

Stephan Hansen (DEN)
Stephan Hansen (DEN)

Mauro Nespoli (ITA)
Mauro Nespoli (ITA)

Deepika Kumari (IND)
Deepika Kumari (IND)

Three-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Final Champion Sara Lopez beat Linda Ochoa-Anderson of Mexico by 17 points, 140 to 123, to claim compound women’s individual gold at the third stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA.

She said the victory was dedicated to her grandmother, who’s been in intensive care for the past couple of weeks in Colombia.

In compound men, world number one Stephan Hansen secured a place to the Samsun Final with victory over Abhishek Verma, 140-132, in a windy final in Salt Lake. Hansen dealt a perfect 30 to finish the match, after Verma found himself on the back foot with a miss in the third end.

Hansen joins Kim Jongho and Mike Schloesser as confirmed on the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final roster, with USA athlete Braden Gellenthien all-but-confirmed on points - and leading the ranking after three of four stages of the tour.

Italy’s Mauro Nespoli became the third recurve man qualified for season ending in Turkey after he beat Steve Wijler of the Netherlands, 6-2, in the final at stage three of the international tour. It is the 30 year old’s first individual win on the international tour and pushes him up to fourth in the world rankings.

Steve Wijler, although he was reluctant to let people know of the situation so that it wasn’t interpreted as an excuse, shot the finals and his early eliminations in Salt Lake with a fracture in his drawing hand. Considering the injury, the silver medal was impressive.

Four-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Final silver medallist Deepika Kumari beat Michelle Kroppen of Germany, 7-3, to take recurve women’s gold at the Salt Lake City stage and book a ticket to the circuit Final. It will be her seventh appearance at the season-ending event.

“Finally! That’s what I said when I won this gold medal,” said Deepika, who’s last victory at a World Cup came six years ago, in Antalya back in 2012.

For the first time this season, stage winners take an automatic place on the finals roster.

The fourth and last stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup will be held on 16-22 July in Berlin, Germany.

SALT LAKE CITY 2018 RESULTS:

RECURVE MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Mauro Nespoli (ITA)
2. Steve Wijler (NED)
3. Thomas Chirault (FRA)

RECURVE WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Deepika Kumari (IND)
2. Michelle Kroppen (GER)
3. Tan Ya-Ting (TPE)

RECURVE MEN TEAM
1. Netherlands
2. China
3. Malaysia

RECURVE WOMEN TEAM
1. Chinese Taipei
2. Mexico
3. Japan

RECURVE MIXED TEAM
1. USA
2. Russia
3. Chinese Taipei

COMPOUND MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Stephan Hansen (DEN)
2. Abhishek Verma (IND)
3. Anton Bulaev (RUS)

COMPOUND WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Sara Lopez (COL)
2. Linda Ochoa-Anderson (MEX)
3. Sophie Dodemont)

COMPOUND MEN TEAM
1. USA
2. Mexico
3. Chinese Taipei

COMPOUND WOMEN TEAM
1. Colombia
2. Chinese Taipei
3. USA

COMPOUND MIXED TEAM
1. France
2. Russia
3. India

Complete results, news and photos at https://bit.ly/2K4N3B3

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