Day 5 evening | Archery highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
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Day 5 evening | Archery highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

August 18, 2019

In the spectacular setting of Sambodromo Archery
medals in the Mixed Team Compound Open were on offer. The Team Compound uses a cumulative scoring
system. Each team fires 16 arrows, so 8 per Archer,
in 4 lots of 4 called ENDS, whichever team scores the most points wins
– 15s The bronze medal match saw 8th seeds the Republic
of Korea up against 3rd seeds Turkey. For Korea Lee Ouk Soo was
competing in his 7th Paralympic Games and looking to add to his collection of 1 gold
and 3 bronze, he was partnered by Kim Mi Soon. Turkey were represented by Handan Biroglu
and World Championship Silver medallist Bulent Korkmaz. Korea took a commanding 10 point lead after
the 1st 4 arrows and it was one they managed to maintain until the conclusion of the
match thanks mainly to a very strong 3rd end giving them the win by 138 points to 128 and
the bronze medal. The Gold medal match between Great Britain
and China was a re-run of the 2015 World Championship final which was won by the
Chinese.Representing 5th seeds Great Britain were Jodie Grinham and Beijing individual
gold medallist John Stubbs. China, who were
seeded 2nd put their faith in Zhou Jiamin and 19 year old Al Xinliang, both competing
in their 1st Paralympics. Great Britain’s Stubbs had switched bows just
moments before the start of the match but it didn’t affect his shooting and both sides
immediately set a very high standard, after the first end they were locked together at
38 points each. But China were relentless in their consistency
posting 2 more scores of 38 in the 2nd and 3rd ends. It was sensational shooting
from the Chinese pair, between them posting 4 maximum scores of 10 from their 8 arrows. So heading into the final end China held a
formidable 6 point advantage. It was one they were never likely to relinquish
and a mighty impressive total of 151 gave Zhou and
Al the gold

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