Double gold for junior recurve ANDREOLI

When she saw Russia’s Ariuna ZHARGALOVA shoot so well before the match, Tatiana ANDREOLI thought the match was out of reach. And at 5-1 down, it certainly looked that way.

“I started to shoot more relaxed,” said ANDREOLI. “And better sores came.”

The Italian athlete recovered to 5-all… then had an opportunity when her Russian opponent scored an eight in the shoot-off. ANDREOLI drilled a 10 – for gold.

At just 15, the medal was overwhelming: “Coming here I did not expect this outcome at all. It was my first world championships, and I return with the individual gold and the team gold as well!”

ANDREOLI now looks to compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing later this year. Sylwia ZYZANSKA (POL) won the bronze medal.

In the recurve junior men’s final, Germans Maximilian WECKMUELLER and Carlo SCHMITZ were even throughout. In the fifth, it was a linecutter than separated them, and handed WECKMUELLER his first major title.

David PASQUALUCCI (ITA) won the bronze medal over Dutch archer Jan VAN TONGEREN.


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