After two stages of archery’s international and annual competition circuit, LOPEZ and SCHLOESSER top the Longines Prize for Precision leaderboards.
Reigning world titleholder LEE Seungyun met previous world champ KIM Woojin to cap off a Korean-focused afternoon on recurve Sunday in Antalya.
With Korea certain to take both individual gold medals in Antalya, the focus was on the bronze medal matches – featuring Indian favourite Deepika KUMARI and a vet-versus-rookie all-USA clash.
It took a while for the USA-France recurve men’s bronze medal warm up, but two young teams with big aspirations put on a show in the closing arrows to force a tiebreaker.
It was no surprise when the Korean men’s and women’s squads made the gold medal matches in the Antalya 2015 recurve competition. Their opponents, China and Japan, were up to the challenge.
KI Bo Bae has a shot at a first gold medal in three years on a day in which Korea is guaranteed seven of 15 medals on offer at Antalya 2015.
The all-USA compound bronze medal match unfolded at a crazily-high level before Mister Perfect took to the field to take on KIM Jongho, looking to defend Korea’s claim on the Antalya men’s title.
Relatively-unknown compound woman Andrea MARCOS rose above the rest in a final-four of middle seeds at the second stage of the 2015 Archery World Cup.
BADENHORST and VAN KRADENBURG nearly recovered from an early bad shot – after World Champion HEIGENHAUSER collected bronze to mark her return to international competition.
A highly-touted compound men’s team gold final in Antalya was close all the way. Tied heading into the last three arrows, the outcome rested on an arrow sitting just next to the line.