Want China Times
Taiwan clinched a recurve women’s team gold medal at an Archery World Cup event in
Medellin, Colombia on Saturday with a dramatic victory over a somewhat diminished but still powerful South Korean team.
Seeded second after qualifying, the Taiwanese team of Tan Ya-ting, Le Chien-ying and Hsiung Mei-chien won close encounters over India and Mexico in earlier rounds to reach the final against the perennial powerhouse in the sport.
Taiwan would not face the top Korean archers because the country’s official national archery team was in Rio de Janeiro to prepare for an Olympic test event, but two of the members on the Korean team in the Medellin final were still good enough to finish first and second in the women’s individual event.
Taiwan lost the first set 57-55 (with each set consisting of six arrows with a maximum score of 10 per shot) but rebounded to take the next two sets, 55-53 and 56-53, to take a 4-2 lead heading into the decisive set of the first-to-five-points match. [FULL STORY]