Women’s archery makes first team round of 16 at worlds in 24 years

Recurve Fails to Sweep All Events for Second Straight Games
Men’s team reaches semifinals – mixed team reaches final

The world’s strongest women’s archery team fell victim to an upset at the Berlin 2023 World Archery Championships as they were eliminated in the first round of the team competition. It’s the first time since the 1979 World Championships.

The South Korean team of Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics University), An An (Gwangju Women’s University) and Kang Chae-young (Hyundai Mobis) were eliminated by Indonesia 3-5 (54-55 59-52 51-53 56-56) in the round of 16 of the women’s team event in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday (Feb. 2).

South Korea, who entered the round of 16 as the No. 1 seed in the qualifying round, were upset in the first round of the tournament by Indonesia, who went on to play 24 matches.

This is the first time Korea has been knocked out in the round of 16 since winning the women’s team title in Berlin in 1979, their first World Championship appearance. It was also the second time in 24 years that the team had failed to qualify for the podium after the 1999 edition in Lyon.

It was the second time in 24 years that the Recurve team failed to win all five events at two consecutive tournaments.

South Korea won the men’s and women’s individual, team and mixed events at Yankton in 2021. It is the only time South Korea has swept all three events since the mixed event was added at Turin in 2011.

The men’s team of Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City Hall), Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), and Kim Jeduk (Yecheon County Hall) advanced to the semifinals. They will face Italy in the final.

In the mixed event, 카지노사이트 Kim Woo-jin and Lee Im-hyun made it to the final and secured the silver medal.

They will play Germany for the title on May 5.

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