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June 25, 2012

Team USA Archers Bring Home the Hardware from World Cup

Ogden, Utah - The archers of Team USA - and their coaches - will head straight to Hamilton, Ohio for the U.S. National Target Championships from the third stage of the Archery World Cup. They will perhaps be sunburned, and almost certainly tired - but they are absolutely successful.

After a seven-day stint in Utah, the U.S. team members have claimed nine World Cup medals, six spots in the World Cup Final (including the first ever for a U.S. recurve woman - Olympian Jennifer Nichols), the fourth World Cup title in a row for Reo Wilde - and perhaps most significantly, a full team of women's quota slots for the Olympic Games in London.

World Archery's recap of the weekend's action is below, detailed match by match. Team USA's next event is the National Target Championships and Easton JOAD Nationals in Hamilton, where they will participate in the organization's official Olympic Day celebration and Olympic Team Presentation. For complete results, photos and news from the Archery World Cup, visit http://www.worldarchery.org.

 

Recurve Men - 1st Place Match

 

Luis A. ALVAREZ (MEX/12) v Laurence GODFREY (GBR/6)

ALVAREZ is No. 92 in the world ranking and is a relative newcomer to the international stage. GODFREY is currently ranked No. 16 in the world and has been ranked has high as No. 2 in the world ranking. Both archers have never won an individual gold medal at a World Cup event and were looking for their first. This was also the first time the two have met head to head. For a little added pressure ALVAREZ had to win this match to make it to the World Cup Final.

 

In the first set both archers shot very well. GODFREY shot a 9-9-10 but ALVAREZ shot a 10-9-10 to take the set.

 

After two arrows the archers were tied at 17 points. GODFREY final arrow was a 9 but once again ALVAREZ wins by 1 point shooting a 10. After two sets ALVAREZ leads 4-0.

 

GODFREY surrounded the 10 ring in the third set shooting 9-9-9. ALVAREZ really wanted to go to Tokyo shooting a 10-10-8 to win the gold medal and get his spot in the World Cup Final.

 

Today we had Great Britain national team archer Michael PEART helping with the web commentaries. Here is his take on the match:

"I was hoping for another great GBR result but ALVAREZ never let Larry in. GODFREY just missed out by one point on each set to loose 6-0. ALVAREZ and GODFREY will both be heading off to the World Cup final in September, let's hope we see a rematch!" 

 

Recurve Men - 3rd Place Match

 

Gael PREVOST (FRA/16) v Tarundeep RAI (IND/34)

PREVOST reached the World Cup Final last year where he finished 4th. His current world ranking is No. 13 and his opponent's world ranking is No. 37. RAI also has not finished higher than 4th individually at a World Cup event. This is the first time the two archers have shot head to head against each other.

 

PREVOST shot a 29 to RAI's 28 to win the first set.

 

RAI shot an 8-10-8 for 26 points in the set. PREVOST started strong shooting a 10 but had a slight gaffe shooting a 7-8 to finish the end. RAI took the set drawing the match at 2-2.

 

In the third set PREVOST shot 9-8-10. RAI shot a 10-8 and needed a 10 to win the set. He shot an X10 to win the set and take the lead 4-2.

 

PREVOST shot 9-9-10 and RAI matched him shooting 9-9-10 bringing the score to 5-3. PREVOST had to win the fifth set to force a shoot-off and avoid a loss.

 

PREVOST shot a 9-10-9 and RAI shot an 8-10 needing a 10 to win the match. He shot an 8 to give PREVOST the set and causing a shoot-off.

 

PREVOST shot first and he had an X10 just to the left of the spider. RAI would need an excellent shot to win. He shot a right 8 which means PREVOST gets the bronze medal and a ticket to Tokyo.

 

Michael PEART:

"A real nail-biting match, edge of your seat action. And PREVOST shooting the cross out to win was a fitting end to a great match in World Cup history."

 

Recurve Women - 1st Place Match

 

Jennifer NICHOLS (USA/9) v Kristina TIMOFEEVA (RUS/27)

Both archers will be looking for their first World Cup gold medal. TIMOFEEVA recently moved to the adult ranks from the junior division where she was the world indoor champion earlier in 2012. NICHOLS has considerably more experience having competed internationally since 2003. NICHOLS is a part of the US team that won the Olympic Qualifying Tournament earlier this week, and will be the United States' first-ever recurve woman competing in the World Cup Final, scheduled for Tokyo later this year.

 

TIMOFEEVA easily took the first set 27-24. All of the arrows shot in the first end were low.

 

NICHOLS shot a 7-9 and TIMOFEEVA shot a 7-9 for a tie score with one arrow left in the end. NICHOLS final arrow was an 8 and TIMOFEEVAs final arrow was a 9 to take the set. TIMOFEEVA leads 4-0.

 

NICHOLS started with a strong 10 but followed it with an 8-7. TIMOFEEVA shot 8-8-8 to give NICHOLS the set. All of TIMOFEEVAs arrows were in the upper left side of the 8 ring. After three sets TIMOFEEVA leads 4-2.

 

NICHOLS trying to avoid a loss shot a 9-9-9. TIMOFEEVA had a great set shooting a 10-10-9 to win the match 6-2. Victory for TIMOFEEVA.

 

Recurve Women - 3rd Place Match

 

Alejandra VALENCIA (MEX/4) v Magali FOULON (ESP/74) - 3rd Place Match

FOULON who was making a surprise appearance in the bronze medal match was seeded No. 74 and is ranked No. 84 in the world. Her opponent who was the favourite is ranked No. 9 in the world and was seeded No. 4. VALENCIA finished 5th in the World Cup Final last year and will be competing in the team gold medal match in Ogden.

 

In the first two arrows of the match FOULON struggled to find the gold shooting a 5-6. After a few adjustments she shot a 9 for a score of 20 points. VALENCIA shot an 8-8-9 to take the opening set.

 

FOULON continued to struggle shooting a 9-7-7. Her opponent won the set with a perfect 30 points. VALENCIA led the match 4-0.

 

FOULON had a better end shooting a 27 (8-10-9). VALENCIA shot a 9-9 and needed a 10 to clinch the match. She shot a 10 for a straight set victory, 6-0!

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"VALENCIA never let up and thumped a 6-nil win over FOULON. It was a very one sided affair but still great to watch such a world class match."

 

Recurve Men Team - 1st Place Match

 

United States of America (USA/1) v India (IND/7)

In matches between these two teams India has won the majority 8-3. However the three wins USA has are the most recent matches. The last time India beat the USA was in 2010 at the World Cup in Shanghai. USA is ranked No. 1 in the world and India is ranked No. 5.

 

Jake KAMINSKI opened the match with a left 9. Jacob WUKIE followed it with a 9 on the same side of the target. Brady ELLISON shot an 8 to close out the opening arrows. India shot a 10-7-8 to give the US a one point lead. USA shot another 8-9-9 to finish the first end. India finished with a strong 9-10-10 to take a 2 point lead 54-52.

 

USA started a comeback shooting a 10-10-8 but India did one better shooting a 9-10-10. USA continued their strong shooting a 9-10-9 for 108 points after 12 arrows. India matched them once again shooting a 10-9-9 to bring the score to 111-108.

 

USA started the second half by shooting an 8-9-10. India shot an 8-9-7 making it a tie score with 9 arrows remaining. USA finished the shooting a 9-10-10 for 164 total points. India shot 8-10-9 to give USA a 2 point lead with one end left.

 

India started the last end by shooting an 8-9-9. USA shot a 6-8-9 in a shifting gusty wind. India led by one point with 3 arrows left in the match. They finished by shooting a 10-7-8 leaving the door open for USA to win the match. USA shot a 9-9 they needed an 8 to tie a 9 to win and ELLISON shot an 8 to tie the match at 213 points and forcing a shoot-off.

 

In the shoot-off KAMINSKI started for the USA shooting a high 9. India matched in shooting a 9. USAs WUKIE then shot a 10 on the right side of the X ring. India shot a 9. USA finished with another high 9. India needed to shoot a good 10 to win but they shot a right 9. Gold medal USA 213(28)-213(27).

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"Great match start to finish with no team pulling ahead. It got really windy on the last end with both teams dropping points to end on a tie. USA shooting a great 28 to win in the shoot-off."

 

Recurve Men Team - 3rd Place Match

 

Great Britain (GBR/4) v Italy (ITA/11)

Since 2011 Great Britain and Italy have met six times head to head. The record is an even split with each team winning three matches. The two most recent meeting were at the European Championships and the European Grand Prix where Italy won both by as much as 11 points. Italy is currently ranked No. 7 in the world and Great Britain is ranked No. 8. The GBR team did shoot well this weekend qualifying 4th so there is no real favourite. This was a grudge match of the Euro Football quarterfinal match that happened earlier in the day.

 

Olympic bronze medallist Simon TERRY opened the match for GBR with a 10 his teammates shot 9-9 for a strong start to the match. Italy shot a 9-9-9 for their first three arrows trailing their opponent by one point. The team from Great Britain matched their first three arrows 9-10-9. Italy started well shooting a 9-9 but FRANGILLI shot a 7 to finish the first end. Italy had an excellent group just in the 9 ring that was just a little bit high of the 10. 

 

Russia trailed GBR 56-52 going into the second end. Italy shot a 10-9-9 to open the second end. GBR shot a 9-9-9 in gusting winds. 10-10-8 for a 108 after 12 arrows. 8-X10 7 to tie 8 to take a one point lead. GODFREY shot a 10 for a 3-point lead at 111-108.

 

Italy started the match shooting an 8-9-10 to GBRs 8-9-10. Italy finished the third end shooting an 8-9-8 to bring their score to 160 points. GBR finished with an 8-9-10 increasing their lead to 5 points. GBR leads Italy 165-160 with one end to go.

 

Italy shot a 9-9-9 surrounding the 10 ring to start the last end. GBR shot a 10-9-10 adding to their already substantial lead. Italy finished the match shooting an 8-9-6. GBR shot a 10-9-10 they didn't even have to shoot their last arrow to win. Third place for Great Britain 223-210.

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"The British boys once again show they are a world class force and that their gold medal at the last leg in Antalya was no fluke."

 

Recurve Women Team - 1st Place Match

 

Mexico (MEX/1) v Russia (RUS/2)

The last time these two teams met at a World Cup was in the bronze medal match in Shanghai last year where Mexico won 216-207. Both teams shot very well this weekend and they are right next to each other in the world rankings so it should be a tight match.

 

Russia opened the match shooting 8-8-9. The wind picked up significantly as Mexico prepared to shoot. They shot a 7-8-8 for a two point deficit after three arrows. Russia finished with a 9-8-8 and Mexico finished a 7-7-9. After 6 arrows Russia leads 50-46.

 

Mexico could only match Russia in the second end shooting a 52, bringing the score to 102-98.

 

Mexico continued to struggle in the third end shooting an 8-6-9. Russia shot 9-6-9 increasing their lead by one point. Mexico shot a 10-8-8 for a 147. Russia shot their best three arrows of the match shooting a 9-9-10. With 6 arrows remaining Russia leads 154-147.

 

Mexico's troubles continued in the first three arrows of the last end. They shot an 8-4-10 to Russia's 9-8-9. In their final arrows Mexico shot a 9-9-8. Russia needed 16 points in the last three arrows to win the match. They shot 8-8 to tie the score they only needed a hit to win and they shot an 8. Victory for Russia 204-195.

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"Mexico had been good all week with a fantastic performance to win their Olympic team place. Today they never really seemed to get started and Russia just steamed ahead. Maybe this final was one match too many for the Mexicans."

 

Recurve Women Team - 3rd Place Match

 

United States of America (USA/4) v Germany (GER/6)

The last time these two teams met was at the World Cup in Porec in 2010. Germany won the match 204-201. USA is coming off a gold medal in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament where they beat Mexico in a shoot-off.

 

Miranda LEEK was the first to shoot for USA and she shot a miss off the left side of the target. Her teammates followed it up with a 10-9. Germany shot a 9-9-10 for a 9 point lead. The USA continued to struggle in the last three arrows of the first end. They shot 8-9-8 to Germany's 9-9-8 bringing the score to 54-44.

 

USA started the second end with 9-9-7. Germany did no better shooting 8-7-8. USA continued their comeback shooting a 9-10-9 for 97 points after 12 arrows. Germany shot a 10-7-8 bringing their lead to 5 points. Germany led 102-97 at the half.

 

USA chipped away at Germany's lead shooting an 8-10-9 to Germany's 8-7-6. USA then stole the lead shooting a 9-8-10 to Germany's 8-10-7 for a 3 point lead. USA led 151 to 148 with 6 arrows remaining.

 

Germany opened the last end strong shooting a 9-10-10. USA shot a 9-9-10 to bring the score to 180-178 with three arrows remaining. Germany then shot a 9-7-X10. USA needed 25 points to win. They shot 9-9 and Jennifer NICHOLS needed to a 7 or better to take the win, NICHOLS shot an 8. USA wins bronze 206-204.

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"USA shot a great match to come back from such a bad start. That miss with the first shot would have normally ended the match before it started but with great shooting they turned it around to claim a great bronze medal win."

 

Recurve Mixed Team - 1st Place Match

 

United States of America (USA/3) v Russia (RUS/1)

USA is ranked No. 2 in the world rankings and Russia is ranked No. 13. In the semifinals Russia narrowly beat Japan in a shoot-off. They will have another tough match against Olympian Jennifer NICHOLS and No. 1 ranked archer in the world Brady ELLISON.

 

Russia began the match shooting an 8-9 to USAs 10-9. Russia then shot a 9-9 to USA's 9-9 giving the American team a two point lead 37-35.

 

Russia shot a 10-9 and the USA shot a 10-10 increasing their lead to 3 points. Russia shot 9-X10 with both of their 9s just high of the 10 ring. USA shot a 9-8 brining their lead to 1 point 74-73.

 

Russia shot their first arrow in a gust of wind sending it left into the 6 ring. They followed it with a left 9. USA shot a beautiful 10-10. Russia shot 10-7 for 105 points after 12 arrows. USA finished with a 9-8 for 111 points and a 6 point lead with one end to go.

 

In the first arrows of the last end Russia shot a 10-7 to USAs 10-9. Russia finished with a 7-8 for 137 points. ELLISON needed an 8 to win and he shot a 10 followed by a 10 from NICHOLS. ELLISON, and NICHOLS, earned one more win in a World Cup, 150-137!

 

The view of Michael PEART:

"What a great match, USA just smashed Russia by 13 points. USA pulled ahead on the first end and never looked back. That was a world class show, great for this home crowd to watch."

Compound Men - 1st Place Match

 

Reo WILDE (USA/4) v Peter Elzinga (NED/10)

WILDE is currently 1st in the world rankings and he is the reigning indoor world champion. WILDE tied his world record for the elimination round twice this week. He has won the first two World Cup events this year and will be looking to make it a clean sweep in Ogden.

 

ELZINGA and WILDE met at the first World Cup this year in the quarterfinals where WILDE won 149-144.

 

WILDE shot a 10-10-9 to begin the match dashing his hopes of once again tying to tie his world record. A feat he accomplished twice in the earlier elimination rounds. ELZINGA matched WILDEs 29 for a tie score.

 

WILDE shot a left 9 to open the second end. He followed it with an X10-10. ELZINGA shot a 10-9-10 to tie the match at 58 points.

 

In the third end WILDE shot two left 9s and a 10. ELZINGA shot a 10-9-10 to gain a one point lead at 87-86.

 

WILDE made a strong come back in the fourth end shooting X10-X10-X10. ElLZINGA shot 9-9-10 giving WILDE a one point advantage with three arrows remaining.

 

In the last end ELZINGA shot X10-X10-9 for 144 total points. WILDE shot X10-9 for his final arrow he needed a 10 to win. He shot an X10 to win the gold medal. That is thee World Cup wins this season, four in a row for WILDE and he is the first archer to win the four major tournaments (Ogden, Shanghai, Antalya and Porec).

 

Compound Men - 3rd Place Match

 

Christopher Perkins (CAN/1) v Pierre Julien DELOCHE (FRA/3)

PERKINS is the reigning world champion and currently ranked No. 12 in the world. His opponent DELOCHE is currently ranked No. 6 in the world and finished 4th at the first World Cup stage this year. These two archers have never met face to face before so there is no clear favourite, which should provide for an exciting match. 

 

In the opening end PERKINS shot a 9-X10-10 and DELOCHE shot a X10-10-9. A tie score of 29 points after 3 arrows.

 

PERKINS shot at 10-X10-8 in the second end giving DELOCHE an opportunity to take the lead. DELOCHE took the opportunity shooting a 10-10-X10 for 59 points and a two point lead.

 

In the third end PERKINS had some bow arm movement that caused an opening 7. He followed it up with a 9-10. DELOCHE shot a 9-10-10 to bring the score to 88-83.

 

PERKINS and DELOCHE tied in the fourth end with 29s bringing the score to 117-112. DELOCHE enjoyed a 5 point lead with three arrows remaining.

 

PERKINS finished with a 9-10-9 for 140 points. DELOCHE shot X10-9 and needed a 6 or better to win the match. He shot an X10 to win the bronze medal 146-140.

 

Compound Women - 1st Place Match

 

Christie Colin (USA/8) v Jamie VAN NATTA (USA/6)

VAN NATTA is currently 4th in the world ranking. She has been a member of the U.S. national team since 1996 and won several individual and team world championships medals in her career. Her opponent and teammate is currently ranked 8th in the world.

 

The only time these two teammates have faced each other in international competition was at the Arizona Cup earlier this year. Colin won the match in a shoot-off.

 

VAN NATTA opened the match with a 9-10-9. COLIN shot a 10-9-19 for a one point lead.

 

In the second end VAN NATTA shot a 10-9-9 for 56 points. COLIN started with an 8 but finished with a 10-9 to tie the score at 56 points. 

 

In the third end VAN NATTA shot a 9-8-9. COLIN shot 9-10 but on third arrow had a slight bobble shooting a 7 tying the score at 72 points.

 

VAN NATTA shot a 9-10-10 in the 4th end. COLIN shot a 10-10-X for a one point lead with three arrows remaining.

 

VAN NATTA shot X10-9-10 in the last end. COLIN shot 10-9 and needed a 10 to win. She shot a 9 forcing a shoot-off.

 

VAN NATTAs shoot-off arrow was an 8. Her timing was a little long and could have caused the low arrow. COLIN shot a 9 to win the gold medal.

 

Compound Women - 3rd Place Match

 

Kristina BERGER (GER/5) v Laura LONGO (ITA/7) - 3rd Place Match

LONGO is currently 5th in the world rankings and she finished 2nd in the team competition in Antalya earlier this year. BERGER is ranked 11th in the world and finished 2nd individually at Antalya earlier this year. BERGER also finished 3rd in the mixed team competition here in Ogden.

 

These archers met head to head at Antalya where BERGER won 143-142.

 

The archers tied again in the second end shooting 29s bringing the total score to 58 points all.

 

LONGO started the third end with a 6. She could not recover shooting two 9s. BERGER shot a perfect 30 for a 6 point lead.

 

LONGO shot well in the fourth end shooting 9-10-10. BERGER however continued to shoot even better shooting another 30. Bringing the score to 118-111.

 

LONGO was down by 7 points with three arrows remaining in the match. In the final end she shot 10-9-10 for a 140. BERGER matched her shooting a 10-9-10 for a 147 and a bronze medal.

 

Compound Men Team - 1st Place Match

 

United States of America (USA/1) v Canada (CAN/3)

USA and Canada have met three times in gold medal matches at the world cup and USA has won all three matches. The most recent was last year at Ogden where USA won 234-229. USA seems to have a clear advantage however Canada did upset No. 2 seed El Salvador in a shoot-off during the semifinals.

 

USA opened the match shooting 10-X10-9. Canada tied the match shooting 9-10-10. USA then shot X10-9-X10 for 58 points. Canadas last three arrows were 8-9-X10 to give the USA a 2 point lead.

 

Canada began the second end with an X10 but had a slight gaffe shooting a 7 for their second arrow. Their 3rd arrow was a 9 but the door was wide open for the Americans. USA shot a 10-10-9 advancing their lead to 5 points. Canada continued to struggle shooting a 9-8-X10 to bring their score to 109. USA finished with a 10-10-10 for a 117 and an 8 point lead.

 

The wind continued to blow, knocking over one of the clocks on the field. Canada shot a 10-9-10 to begin the second half of the match. USA responded with a 29 of their own. Canada shot a 9-9-X to finish the 3rd end with a 166. USA also shot a 9-9-X to bring their score to 172.

 

Canada started the last end with a perfect 10-10-X10. USA shot an X10-9-10 bringing their lead to 7 points with 3 arrows remaining. Canada finished the match shooting a 9-9-10 for 224 total points. USA shot X10-X10 which meant they only needed a hit to win the match. GELLENTHIEN finished the match shooting a 10 and securing a victory for USA 233-224.

 

Compound Men Team - 3rd Place Match

 

Mexico (MEX/4) v El Salvador (ESA/2)

In previous matches Mexico and El Salvador are split 2-2. They've met twice in world cup bronze medal matches (2008, 2009). Mexico won in 2008 and El Salvador won in 2009.

 

In the first three arrows of the match El Salvador shot 8-10-8. Mexico shot 8-10-9 for a one point advantage. El Salvador finished the end with a 9-10-10 but because they shot four arrows into one target the highest arrow was removed making their score a 45. Mexico shot X10-X10-10 for a 57 and a 12 point lead.

 

El Salvador shot 9-9-9 to begin the 2nd end. Mexico shot 8-10-10 to increase their lead to 13 points. El Salvador ended with a 28 (9-9-10) to bring their score to 101 points. Mexico shot a 26 to bring their score to 111.

 

El Salvador was down by 10 points at the start of the final 12 arrows. They shot 9-10-10 in a heavy swirling wind. Mexico shot a 10-8-9 bring their lead to 8 points. El Salvador finished with a perfect 30 bringing their score to 160 points. Mexico shot a 9-10-10 for a 167 and a 7 point lead.

 

El Salvadors opening arrow was a low 7. They followed it with a 9-10. Mexico shot a 8-9-10 to increase their lead to 8 points. El Salvador finished strong shooting a 30 (10-10-X) to bring their score to 216 points. Mexico clinched the match shooting 9-9-10. Bronze medal for Mexico 222-216.  

 

Compound Women Team - 1st Place Match

 

United States of America (USA/1) v Russia (RUS/3)

The Americans Erika ANSCHUTZ, Christie COLIN and Jamie VAN NATTA are the reigning world champions. The three of them have won the first two World Cup team event of the season. One of those wins was over Russia in Shanghai where the USA won 224-219. In world cup gold medal matches between the two countries the USA has a slight advantage winning 6 of the 10 matches. The Russians will be able to count on their 2009 and 2011 world champion and 2010 World Cup winner Albina LOGINOVA.

 

X10-9-10 for USA to begin the match. Russia opened with 8-10-9 to give the USA a two point lead. USA ended the first end with 9-8-9 for a 55. Russia shot a 9-9-10 for their last three arrows to tie the match at 55 points.

 

USA opened the match with an 8-10-X10. Russia shot a 9-10-9 to keep the match at a draw. USA shot another 28(9-10-9) for a 111 . With an opening 9-9 Russia needed a 10 to keep the match tied and world champion LOGINOVA shot a 10 to tie the match at 111. 

 

10-10-X10 for USA to start the third end. Russia responded with a 9-10-10 to give the USA a 1 point lead. USA finished the end shooting a 10-9-9 for 169 points. Russia shot 10-X10-9 to tie the match.

 

The score was tied at 169 all going into the final end. USA shot 8-9-10 to start the end. Russia shot 9-10-9 for a one point lead with three arrows remaining. USA shot three low 9s to end the match. Russia shot 10-9 they needed an 8 to win and LOGINOVA shot a 9 for the win. Gold medal for Russia 225-223. 

 

Compound Women Team - 3rd Place Match

 

Venezuela(VEN/5) v Italy (ITA/2)

The two teams met in the quarterfinals at world cup stage 2 in Antalya earlier this year. Venezuela won the match by 1 point 217-216.

 

Venezuela opened the match with 10-10-10. Italy then shot 9-9-10 to give Venezuela a two point lead. Venezuela then shot 8-10-X10 for a 58. Italy needed to shoot a 30 to tie the score. They shot 9-10-10 for a 57.

 

In the second end Italy shot all 9s for a 54. Venezuela shot 10-10-10-10-9-10 to bring their lead to 6 points 117-111.

 

Italy shot a 30 to begin the third end. Venezuela shot 8-10-10 to bring their lead to 2 points. Italy finished the end with 9-9-10 for a 169. Venezuela had a 8-10-9 for a 172.

 

Italy opened the final end with 10-8-10. Italy then shot a 28 of their own. Italy ended the match with another 10-9-9. Venezuela shot 9-10 they only needed to shoot a 7 to win the match and they shot a 9. Bronze medal for Venezuela.

 

Compound Mixed Team - 1st Place Match

 

Netherlands (NED/9) v Russia (RUS/11)

To get to the Gold medal match Netherlands upset No. 1 seed USA in the quarterfinal round. Then they eliminated No. 5 seed Germany in the semifinals by one point 157-156. Russia upset No. 3 seed Italy in the quarterfinal and No. 2 seed Mexico in the semifinals to secure a place in the gold medal match.

 

ELZINGA opened the match with a 10. His teammate MARKOVIC did one better shooting an X10. The Russian team matched them shooting 10-10. Netherlands then shot X10-X10 for a perfect 40. Russia shot 10-9 to give Netherlands a 1 point lead.

 

In the second end Russia started by shooting 9-9. Netherlands also shot a 9-9 to maintain their one point lead. Russia then shot 9-10 and Netherlands once again copied them shooting a 9-X10.

 

Russia shot 9-X10 to begin the third end. ELZINGAs opening shot went off early and scored 7 points. His teammate shot an X10 to keep their hopes alive. Russias last 3 arrows of the end scored 8-X10 for 113 points. Netherlands shot 10-X10 for 114 total points.

 

Russia went into the final end down 1 point. Russia shot 10-9 to begin the final end. Netherlands shot 10-10 to increase their lead to 2 points. Russia finished with a 10-10. Netherlands needed 19 points to win the match. They shot 9-9 for a tie score at 152 points.

 

In the shoot-off ELZINGA started by shooting a 9 that was just high. MARKOVICs shot hit the spider. RUSSIA shot two X10s for the win.

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