Third place for Italy in the women’s compound against the hosts and outgoing champions of Turkey: the three blue win 224-221
At the European Championships in Antalya, Turkey, Italy won the women’s compound team bronze by winning against the defending champions and hosts of Turkey (Bostan, Elmaagacli, Suzer) 224-221.
Irene Franchini, Sara Ret and Marcella Tonioli manage to get the better of the strong Turkish trio at the end of a match that started uphill. The first Italian arrow, thanks to a wind difficult to manage, hits 6 and at the end of the first volley the Italians find themselves at a disadvantage: 54-56. In the second round of arrows it is the opponents who hit a 6 on the first arrow of the series, while the blue ones always remain in the yellow and close the partial 56-53, moving forward by one point: 110-109. Once the advantage is obtained, the trio followed by coach Flavio Valesella maintains its average, while the Turks are unable to better manage the wind and the return of the blues, who close the third volley with another 56-53 and with a + 4 (166-162). In the last part of the race the Italians only have to manage and the 59-58 in favor of Turkey does not change the outcome of the match: the bronze goes to Italy which closes with 3 points ahead (224-221). In the previous edition of the European Championship the blue (on that occasion in addition to Franchini and Tonioli there was Anastasia Anastasio in place of Sara Ret) had reached the final for the continental title against Turkey (competing with this same trio) and had closed that match with silver.
The other finals
If the bronze was earned by Italy, the European women’s compound team title was won by France, who beat the Netherlands 224-216. The men’s team gold instead went to Turkey, who beat France 225-219, while in this case the third place went to Greece, beating Spain 224-221. As for the mixed team challenges, Belgium climbs to the top step of the podium after the play-off victory over Estonia 149-149 (20-17). The bronze goes to Germany winning over Turkey for 154-152. The female European individual title is won by the Danish Tanja Gellenthien, overcoming the British Ella Gibson 147-141. Third place for Sanne De Laat (Ned) who beats Sarah Prieels (Bel) 142-140. The home athlete Yakup Yildiz (Tur), who won the final against the Danish Mathias Fullerton 143-141, went to the top of the men’s podium. Bronze medal for the Polish Lukasz Przybylski winning 143-142 over the German Tim Krippendorf. Tomorrow the European Championship in Antalya ends with the team and individual finals of the Olympic division. Unfortunately Italy failed to gain access to the finals.
Yesterday the Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament took place, in which the athletes representing the Nations that had not yet obtained an individual male or female pass took part. For this reason, Italy did not take the field, having already acquired two individual places at the 2019 World Cup. At the end of the challenges 6 countries have obtained the individual slots to participate in the Tokyo Games: in the men’s recurvo they celebrate France, Germany, Slovenia and Turkey, while in the women’s they have sold the ticket for Japan France, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. For Turkey and France a result that will allow them to compete in the Tokyo mixed team race. For both, just like for Italy and for all the Nations that have not yet obtained it, the goal of obtaining the team pass up for grabs in Paris from 18 to 20 June, in the days preceding the start of the third stage of World Cup. In France it will be the last qualifying match and will offer 3 passes for the men’s teams and 3 for the women’s teams. In practice, to go to Japan with the trio, it will be necessary to get on the podium of the tournament.
The updated list of the Australian Olympic Qualifiers: 3 (3 men); Bangladesh: 1 (1 male); Belarus: 3 (3 female); Bhutan: 1 (1 female); Brazil: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Canada: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Chad: 1 (1 male); Chile: 1 (1 male); China: 6 (3 male, 3 female); Colombia: 2 (1 male, 1 female); South Korea: 6 (3 male, 3 female); Ivory Coast: 1 (1 female); Denmark: 1 (1 female); DPR Korea: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Ecuador: 1 (1 female); Egypt: 2 (1 male, 1 female); France: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Germany: 4 (1 male, 3 female); Great Britain: 6 (3 male, 3 female); India: 4 (3 men, 1 female); Indonesia: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Iran: 1 (1 male); Italy: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Kazakhstan: 3 (3 men); Malaysia: 1 (1 male); Mexico: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Moldova: 1 (1 female); Mongolia: 1 (1 male); New Zealand: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Netherlands: 4 (3 male, 1 female); Russia: 3 (3 female); Slovakia: 1 (1 female); Slovenia: 1 (1 male); Spain: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Sweden: 1 (1 female); Taipei: 6 (3 male, 3 female); Tunisia: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Turkey: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Ukraine: 3 (3 female); USA: 2 (1 male, 1 female); Vietnam: 2 (1 male, 1 female).
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