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Top Shanghai qualifiers VAN DEN BERG, HANSEN out

Shanghai (CHN) - Thursday, April 24, 2014
Top Shanghai qualifiers VAN DEN BERG, HANSEN out

After byes into the third round, Sjef VAN DEN BERG and Stephan HANSEN – the two young top qualifiers in the recurve and compound men’s competitions – lost their first matches.

Shanghai 2014 22-27 April
Archery World Cup Stage 1


Wed 23 Apr Qualification

Thu 24 Apr Eliminations
Fri 25 Apr Team eliminations

Sat 26 Apr Compound finals
Sun 27 Apr Recurve finals
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“I kept hitting low,” said Sjef VAN DEN BERG. “It happens when I let a little bit of tension creep in. I don’t know why it happened this time, and I turned my sight a little bit, but I kept shooting low. I had too many nines and eights.”

Japan’s Hideki KIKUCHI only let VAN DEN BERG score one set point in the defeat.

The 19-year-old number one seed wasn’t comfortable: “Normally we shoot this elimination round after the lunch break and have practice arrows, but we didn’t get that today.”

“I can’t say I lost because of the bye, but I do see it as a disadvantage.”

Sjef has a shot at a Shanghai medal in the team event: “I have high hopes. We are three strong guys.”

Compound men’s number one seed Stephan HANSEN lost in his first match after the two byes in a shoot-off to Demir ELMAAGACLI from Turkey, who was ranked 33rd.

See scores from individual eliminations at the first 2014 Archery World Cup stage in Shanghai.

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