POSTED: Sunday July 22nd 2018
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Hyundai Archery World Cup Final line-ups decided in Berlin

Berlin was the last stage of the season after Shanghai, Antalya and Salt Lake City.




It was make-or-break time for archers on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit in 2018 as Berlin was the last chance to qualify for the season Final in Samsun, Turkey.

For the first time in 2018, stage winners automatically qualify for the circuit final. The new rule has done exactly what it was designed to do - driving the race to Samsun right down to the wire.

Turkish archer Mete Gazoz beat Lee Woo Seok of Korea with an incredible shoot-off arrow in the recurve men's gold medal match. The last time the pair faced each other was at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, where Lee beat Gazoz in straight sets. In Berlin the contest was much less one-sided.

Lee Eun Gyeong beat home favourite Lisa Unruh to the recurve women's individual gold medal, qualifying herself for the season-ending final in the process - but eliminating teammate Kang Chae Young. Lee's teammate Jung Dasomi also won bronze over Tan Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei.

Chinese Taipei beat Korea in an incredible shoot-off to take the recurve men's team gold medal. Wei Chung-Heng delivered an arrow in the X-ring when he needed not only a 10, but a better 10 than Im Dong Hyun's last shot to claim victory for Chinese Taipei.

While the Korean men were relegated to silver, the women team did leave Berlin with gold, taking a straight-set victory over Great Britain.

Frenchwoman Sophie Dodemont ticked off three major achievements in Berlin. She won two gold medals - compound women's individual and team - and qualified for circuit's season-ending final in Samsun, Turkey.  It's her first World Cup individual title at age 44.

It had been years since the French women had brought back a team medal. They beat India by one point to win the compound women's team title at the fourth stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Berlin, Germany, handing India a second silver in the event on the season.

Croatia beat the world number one ranked USA compound men's team to gold to win the nation's first ever World Cup team victory. Domagoj Buden won a second medal for the stage with individual silver, defeated by Mike Schloesser, as it was the Dutchman's second stage win of the season after Antalya.

Earlier in the week, the top seeded mixed teams in Berlin from Korea and the Netherlands set archery's first official ranking round world records for the pairs event. The records were officially introduced prior to the tournament.

Additional records were set in the junior categories, for mixed teams in which both athletes were under the age of 21.

The 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final will be held on 29/30 September in Samsun, Turkey.

BERLIN 2018 RESULTS:

RECURVE MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Mete Gazoz (TUR)
2. Lee Woo Seok (KOR)
3. Taylor Worth (AUS)

RECURVE WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Lee Eun Gyeong (KOR)
2. Lisa Unruh (GER)
3. Jung Dasomi (KOR)

RECURVE MEN TEAM
1. Chinese Taipei
2. Korea
3. Australia

RECURVE WOMEN TEAM
1. Korea
2. Great Britain
3. Chinese Taipei

RECURVE MIXED TEAM
1. Chinese Taipei
2. Korea
3. Turkey

COMPOUND MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Mike Schloesser (NED)
2. Domagoj Buden (CRO)
3. Sebastien Peineau (FRA)

COMPOUND WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Sophie Dodemont (FRA)
2. Jody Vermeulen (NED)
3. Marcella Tonioli (ITA)

COMPOUND MEN TEAM
1. Croatia
2. USA
3. Italy

COMPOUND WOMEN TEAM
1. France
2. India
3. Turkey

COMPOUND MIXED TEAM
1. USA
2. Denmark
3. India

Complete results, news and photos at https://bit.ly/2NpqS9B

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