Russia again on top of a World Archery Europe event in this 2019 season.
After the two legs in Olbia (ITA) and Nove Mesto nad Metuji (CZE), in Wiesbaden (GER) the first-ever ParaArchery European Cup 2019 goes to Russia, leading the final medal standings with 7 medals (4 golds and 3 bronzes), 2nd place for Italy with 8 medals (1 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes) and 3rd place for Slovakia (1 gold and 1 silver).
Same score in recurve men: 6-2 for Ziapaev (RUS) against Toucoullet (FRA) in gold medal match and 6-2 for Travisani (ITA) against Cabreira (FRA), in bronze medal match. In recurve women Mijno (ITA) takes gold winning 6-0 against Dzoba-Balyan (UKR).
In compoud men Pavlick (SVK) is the winner of gold medal just by one point (144-143) against Atamanenko (UKR). In women competition, Artakhinova (RUS) defeats Virgilio (ITA) 146-134. Bronze medal goes to Hanh (GER) after shotoff against Reppa (10-9).
Home-archer Herter (GER) is the winner in W1 men against Demetrico (ITA), 133-131. Krutova (RUS) is on top of women podium, defeating Pellizzari (ITA), 124-119.
Poland is the winner in the recurve mixed team, 5-1 against Ukraine. Russia takes gold in compound mixed team defeating Slovakia (154-146). In W1 gold for Czech Republic beating Italy, 135-130.
Next European event will be Field Championships, in Mokrice (SLO).
ParaArchery Cup 2019 will close in Wiesbaden.
After first two legs in Olbia (ITA) and Nove Mesto (CZE) top 4 archers ranked in Compound Open, Recurve Open and W1 divisions will compete at the ParaArchery Europan Cup Finals, in Wiesbaden (GER).
After three years of the ParaArchery Cup, World Archery Europe, supported by German Archery Federation, has a new event to celebrate best European ParaArchery athletes of the year.
Archers will take part only in the Individual and Mixed Team competition, in a 2-days event, starting from semifinals till gold medal matches.
Recurve Men Open
TOUCOULLET Guillaume FRA
ZIAPAEV Anton RUS
CABREIRA Armando FRA
TRAVISANI Stefano ITA
Recurve Women Open
BARANTSEVA Svetlana RUS
MIJNO Elisabetta ITA
OLSZEWSKA Milena POL
DZOBA-BALYAN Roksolana UKR
Recurve Mixed Team
Compound Men Open
PAVLIK Marcel SVK
SIMONELLI Alberto ITA
ATAMANENKO Serhiy UKR
SHIGAEV Bair RUS
Compound Women Open
ARTAKHINOVA Stepanida RUS
VIRGILIO Maria Andrea ITA
REPPE Zandra SWE
HAHN Selina GER
Compound Mixed Team
DRAHONINSKY David CZE
DEMETRICO Salvatore ITA
TEN Denis RUS
HERTER Uwe GER
PELLIZZARI Asia ITA
KRUTOVA Elena RUS
BRANDTLOVA Tereza CZE
KINGSTONE Victoria GBR
W1 Mixed Team
Saturday 17 August: semifinals.
Sunday 18 August: bronze and gold medal matches.
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There will be Live Streaming of Finals (Sunday) HERE.
Wiesbaden is a city in central-western Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse. As of January 2018, it had 289,544 inhabitants, plus approximately 19,000 United States citizens (mostly associated with the United States Army). The Wiesbaden urban area is home to approx. 560,000 people.
The city, together with nearby Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, and Mainz, is part of the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, a metropolitan area with a combined population of about 5.8 million people.
Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name translates to "meadow baths", a reference to its famed hot springs. It is also internationally famous for its architecture and climate—it is also called the "Nice of the North" in reference to the city in France.
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The first archery medals of the 2019 European Masters Games were awarded on 1 August at the field archery course set around the Castle of Rivoli to the west of Torino.
Among the local Italian winners were experienced international archers Giuseppe Seimandi (compound men 30+), Irene Franchini (compound women 30+) and Matteo Fissore (recurve men 30+).
Fissore’s final was against two-time Olympian Jocelyn de Grandis (FRA).
“It’s a very nice event and it was a very, very nice match. Jocelyn shot very well,” said Matteo. “I was one point down after two ends and then I was able to rise up so I am very happy. I was training for this medal, so I’m very happy.”
The four-target semifinals course was tough, with all shots set uphill, and while the final four targets were flat, archers‘ nerves set in.
“One of my release aids went off prematurely and I hit the wall but I didn’t lose any arrows, only one here, but I was very nervous,” said James Conroy.
Conroy finished fourth in the compound men’s 70+ category.
He is also a two-time Olympian, having represented Ireland at the Games in Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980.
“Maybe I should have shot more competitions and then I wouldn’t be so nervous,” said the 76-year-old. “I wasn’t as nervous at the Olympic Games.”
The medal matches were recorded and streamed by the Italian federation. The dramatic setting made for a larger stage than many of the masters athletes were used to when competing.
“I had friends that had been around the field and I’d heard there were cameras,” said Peter Webb, who upset top seed and top recurve men’s scorer Adolf Mohr to eventually win gold in the 50+ event.
“The last shot was very difficult, I was shaking. I’m very happy and it’s been very difficult; I’m very, very happy. I’m just trying to calm down because I was very, very nervous.”
“I’m just looking forward to the target event.”
The European Masters Games, a regional version of the World Masters Games, is an open-entry multisport event that takes place every four years.
Below is the full list of gold medallists in the field archery competitions at Torino 2019.
Masters archers from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine picked up individual gold medals on the last day of the 2019 European Masters Games in Torino, Italy.
The target archery finals were held next to the Olympic stadium in the centre of the city.
Competition at the open-entry multisport event starts at the age of 30 – and there is no upper limit. The Masters Games aim to promote the benefit of competitive sport among older people.
“The competition shows how strong the archer is in terms of character because only the toughest ones, the ones that never give up, eventually win – and it doesn’t matter how long they have practised the sport,” said Monica Finessi, who added a gold medal in the compound women’s 50+ event to her gold from the field competition.
“Of course, I am delighted to have won twice but at the Masters Games, the real winner is sport because you see the passion in archers regardless of their level.”
Many of the athletes that competed at these European Masters Games, which are not restricted to only archers from Europe but open worldwide, also took part in the first World Archery Masters Championships in Lausanne in 2018.
France’s Bruno Herve took gold in the target and silver in the field competitions at those worlds. In Torino, he won both events.
“I really have a lot of emotions about winning the two medals,” he said. “Everything was fantastic here – starting from the organisation and ending with the atmosphere that was on the field of play.”
There was a huge range of abilities and experience among the athletes in Torino. Olympic gold medals, long-time archers and later-life starters all shot on the same field.
Belgium’s Chrystelle Cimetta was the only para-athlete at the tournament to take a medal. She beat Kateryna Palekha of Ukraine in the final of the compound women’s 30+ event, 139-137.
“I’m excited and really proud of myself because this is my first international medal,” said Chrystelle. “I started shooting six years ago and I’m now a member of the national para archery team. I was in Den Bosch [for the worlds] and Nove Mesto but I didn’t win anything. So this victory means a lot to me.”
The recurve men’s 70+ gold medal match between Belgium’s Etienne Heyvart and Lithuania’s Sigitas Reciuga Romauldas was nothing less than a thriller.
Shooting a 60-metre set system final, Sigitas rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the match. Both he and Etienne shot 26 points to split the last set – and force a tiebreak.
The pair shot 10s with their first arrows of the shoot-off, meaning a re-shoot under the current rules. Etienne followed up with a second 10 to beat Sigitas’ eight and – finally – take the gold medal.
Monica Finessi’s finish in the compound women’s 50+ final was also excellent.
Trailing by two points with two ends to go in the 15-arrow 50-metre match, she landed six straight 10s to flip the advantage and take the gold medal ahead of Sweden’s Annelie Andersson, 141-140.
The next major dedicated events for masters archers are the 2020 Pan American Masters Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2021 World Masters Games in Kansai, Japan. The latter, which will include indoor and outdoor events on 15-18 May, will also award World Archery Masters Champion titles in the 50+ age group.
Masters events are open entry and athletes do not have to be a member of a national team or from the respective region of the event to register.
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After World Master Games in 2013, Turin is ready to hold a new international multi-sport event: European Master Games 2019.
From 26 July to 4 August, the context in which the Games are held is very important. Turin welcomes the Masters offering a varied and rich cultural, artistic and naturalistic patrimony: Royal Residences, courtly squares and protected areas of the UNESCO’s heritage. The sports competitions will be held in prestigious competition venues: parks, scenic routes and history of the territory.
The Torino 2019 EMG are open to athletes from all over the world. The basic requisites are: to love sport, to want to compete, to stay in company, to have fun and enjoy the Piedmontese architectural and food and wine beauties.
There are 30 sports: from basketball to football, from badminton to swimming, from golf to archery.
Archery will run from 31 July to 4 August with two types of competition and archers can compete in both events.
Target Competition 312 participants
Recurve bow: Men and Women
30+, 40+: 70 mt, target 122 cm
50+, 60+, 70+: 60 mt, target 122 cm
Compound bow: Men and Women
all 50 mt, target 80 cm, 6 rings
Field Competition 151 participants: WA standard distances for all competitors Recurve, Compound, Longbow and Barebow.
Wednesday 31 July: Qualifications (Recurve Men + Compound Men - morning; Longbow, Barebow, Recurve and Compound Women - afternoon).
Thursday 1 August: Eliminations and Finals.
Friday 2 August: Official Practice.
Saturday 3 August: Qualifications (morning: Recurve Men + Compound Women; afternoon: Recurve Women + Compound Men) and 1/48 Elimination Rounds.
Sunday 4 August: Eliminations (morning) and Finals (afternoon).
All results will be available on ianseo.net:
There will be Live Streaming on YouArco Channel during Finals.
Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of Piedmont and of the Metropolitan City of Turin, and was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865. The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley, and is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 875,698 (31 December 2018) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.
In the 2013 Games edition archery was held in the Olympic Stadium and only target competition.
Field competition: Park of Rivoli Castel, Rivoli (Turin)
Target competition: Stadio Porcelli, Turin