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Juan Rene SERRANO shoots a cheeky seven to win Mexico recurve team gold

Juan Rene SERRANO shoots a cheeky seven to win Mexico recurve team gold

Wroclaw (POL) - Sunday, August 10, 2014
India trailed 4-2 in the Wroclaw men’s team final – and Mexico’s anchor archer SERRANO only needed a red to seal the match…
Wroclaw 2014 5-10 August
Archery World Cup Stage 4


Wed 6 Aug Qualification
Thu 7 Aug Eliminations
Fri 8 Aug Team eliminations

Sat 9 Aug Compound finals
LIVE: Team | Individual
Sun 10 Aug Recurve finals
LIVE: Team | Individual

See full schedule

“Everything was in my mind,” said Juan Rene SERRANO about that last arrow. “It wasn’t too good – but good enough to win.”

Needing a seven to draw the fourth set and win the match – Mexico were already leading 4-2 – SERRANO shot and turned quickly off the line without looking to see where his arrow had landed: “I knew I just had to put my arrow in the red to win the match.”

“When I heard the announcer calling ‘seven’, I was relieved!”

The only right-handed archer in Mexico’s team at Wroclaw, Juan Rene shoots last in the trio’s rotation. He said that Luis ALVAREZ and Pedro VIVAS make his job easy.

It is a second lifetime World Cup stage team gold for Mexico. The other was won at Medellin last year.

Russia lost the recurve men’s bronze medal match to China. The Russian team improved each end, but China had built too much of a lead after winning the first two sets.

India beat Mexico to the recurve women’s gold medal without surrendering a single set point.

Dehli 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Deepika KUMARI shot three of the Indian team’s five 10s. “The match wasn’t too difficult,” said Deepika. “Hopefully we can do the same at the Asian Games.”

“This event has already raised our confidence. We have had a difficult season, but the hard work we’ve put in ahead of Incheon is starting to pay off.”

China swept Georgia in sets, in a one-sided bronze medal match.

Follow results from the last 2014 Archery World Cup stage in Wroclaw.

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