After the Continental Quota Tournament of today in Nottingham, during the European Outdoor Archery Championships 2016, 6 new quotas assigned for Olympic Games – Rio 2016.
CQT started yesterday afternoon with 1/48 and 1/24 sessions, second and last part this morning till Bronze and Gold finals for Recurve Men and Women.
Only 3 individual spots for both men and women were available in Nottingham.
A great double for Turkey, thanks to Mete GAZOZ (men) and Yasemin ANAGOZ (women).
Their quotas after the victory:
“I cried after I won the spot. It was so important for me, for everyone. Now I can take a deep breath,” she said. “I shot strong today because yesterday I made some stupid mistakes and I learnt from it. Tomorrow I will be even better and I’ll keep learning.”
“There’s two big things from this week. It was very important that we made the gold medal finals on Sunday, to show how Turkey is improving every year. It was also important to take both women’s and men’s places for Rio,” said Mete, who shoots for the European individual title this weekend.
“I’m thinking I can win on Sunday, too!”
Next and last chance, also for teams, will be in Antalya (TUR) during the 3rd stage of Hyundai Archery World Cup 2016, 12-19 June.
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