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Gold for China in Women’s Recurve Individual Archery at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: GOLD FOR CHINA IN WOMEN’S RECURVE INDIVIDUAL ARCHERY AT BUENOS AIRES 2018                                       

DATE: 16 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Mandarin

 

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Chinese archer Mengyao Zhang won Gold at the Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018 in the Women’s Recurve Individual event.

The 16-year-old beat Spain’s Elia Canales by 6 sets to 2 in their head to head final. Bronze went to South Korea’s Yeryeong Son.

The Archery event is comprised of a 60m ranking round and the Olympic matchplay round. The target face used at the Olympic games is 122 cm in diameter. It is divided into 10 rings with each awarded a score of between one and ten, with the innermost ring, measuring just 12.2cm worth 10 points.

In the individual competitions, athletes shoot 12 ends of six arrows to complete the 60m ranking round for a maximum score of 720. Archers are then seeded according to their final score. For the Olympic round, athletes shoot in a head to head elimination bracket, where the winner of each match advances, and the loser is knocked out of the competition. Each match is the best of five sets of three arrows.

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