Taiwan’s recurve women team wins gold at Archery World Cup
In some exciting news for Taiwanese people, Taiwan’s recurve women team has won their first ever gold medal. This was at the Archery World Cup which happened in Turkey last week. Taiwan Recurve Women team defeated Mexico 5-1 in the third stage of the World Cup to claim the gold medal.
Taiwan recurve women team consisting of Tan Ya-ting, Lei Chien-ying and Peng Chia-mao were facing off against Alejandra Valencia, Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia of Mexico in the championship round. However, it was not all smooth sailing for the Taiwanese women team.
The team scored 9, 8 and 7 in their first shots which put them on the risk of losing the championship. However, they recovered and shot three 10’s in next rounds and earned 2 points in the first set.
In the second set, both teams were given a point each as they were tied on same score of 56. This meant that Taiwan got an advantage of 3-1 with the third set remaining. The third set was won by Taiwan women’s team as well which made them victorious by 5-1 margin.
This tournament is also believed to be a warm-up for Taiwan team which is going into the World Championships in Netherlands in the month of June. The World Championships in Netherlands is a qualifying event for 2020 Tokyo Olympics event which the Taiwan team would dearly love to qualify.
Both the men and women recurve team of Taiwan can qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020 if they finish in the top eights at the Netherlands World Championships. Looking at the recent results, both the teams appear to make it through to Tokyo.
Earlier, Taiwan’s recurve women team won a bronze medal at 2019 Archery World Cup Stage 2 in Shanghai. On the other hand, the Taiwan men’s team finished in the top eight at Shanghai as well as Antalya this year.