Sweep for German Mixed Teams
Ogden 19 June 2012
The mixed team eliminations
took place following the qualification round on Tuesday afternoon. The best two
pairs in recurve and compound have qualified for the gold final that will be
shot on Sunday. In the meantime Germany won the two 3rd
There were two major upsets in the first elimination
round. No. 12 seed Canada shocked No. 5 Mongolia with a 147 to 141 upset. In
the bout between No. 2 Mexico and No. 15 Poland things started off on track for
the top seeded Mexican team. They shot a 37 to Polands 36. In the next two
ends Poland gained a 4 point lead over Mexico shooting (38, 36) to (35, 35). In
the final end Mexico shot a 37 but it was not enough to overtake Poland who
shot a 35 to secure a one point victory. All other top seeded mixed doubles
went on to quarterfinals.
The match between
No. 14 Poland and No. 7 Germany went down to the very last end. After three
ends the score was tied at 103 points. In the last end Poland opened with two
10s to two 8s from Germany. Poland closed the match with an (8,7) to Germanys
(10, 7) for a 2 point victory of 138-136.
The match between Russia and Japan was close
until the final arrow. After three ends the score was tied at 111 points. In
the last end both teams shot a 37, sending the match into a shoot-off. In the
shoot-off Russia shot a 8,9 and Japan shot an 8,9. The judges measured both
nines to determine which was closer to the center. After measuring they
determined that Russia was closer and victorious.
Russia will face the team from USA in the
gold medal match on Sunday. Japan will go onto face Germany for the bronze
Mixed Team 3rd Place
In the bronze medal match Germany took
an early lead over Japan shooting 37-35. Germany built on their lead in the
second end shooting a 36-35. Japan fought back in the third end shooting a
37-36. In the last end Japan opened with 9, 10 to Germanys 10,10. The final
two arrows for Japan was a 9,9 with one of the 9s being very close to the 10
line. Germany shot a 9, 7 which meant if the 9/10 liner from Japan was called
in the score would be tied. However the judges called the arrow out giving
Germany a one point victory 145-144.
Italy the current mixed team world champion got a scare
from the New Zealand team. New Zealand opened the match with a perfect 40
points for a one point edge over Italys 39 points. In the next end Italy
responded with a perfect 40 of their own New Zealand shot a 39 to tie the match
at 79 all. In the next end Italy took a one point advantage shooting a 39 to
New Zealands 38 points. Italy opened the final end with an 8. New Zealand shot
a 9 to tie the match. The match remained tied after the second arrow but Italy
finished with (10,10) and New Zealand shot a (9,8). Despite New Zealands
strong effort Italy was victorious winning the match 155 to
The first end of No.
1 USA vs. No. 9 Netherlands resulted in a tie at 38 all. In the second end
Netherlands took a one point advantage shooting a 40 to USAs 39. USA responded
with a 40 in the next end but the duo from Netherlands would not be bested
shooting another perfect 40. After two arrows everything looked good for the
Netherlands who shot two 10s to USAs (9,10). USA finished with a strong
(10,9). The Netherlands had a minor gaffe shooting a (9,8) to send the match
into a shoot off.
Irina MARKOVIC (NED)
opened the shoot off with a low left 9. Erika Anschutz (USA) also shot a low
left 9. Braden Gellenthien
(USA) shot high 9 that was just out of the ten ring. Peter Elzinga (NED) closed
out the shoot off with an X to clinch the upset victory.
Another upset took
place in the match between Italy and Russia. The current world champions,
Italy, trailed the entire match. With one end to go Italy was down two points
(115-117). In the final end Russia shot a 40 over Italys 36 secure a 157-151
The match between
Netherlands and Germany was close right until the last end. Both teams opened
with 40s. In the second end Netherlands shot a 38 to Germanys 39. In the third
end both teams shot a 39 giving Germany a one point advantage going into the
final end. In the last end the Netherlands shot a 10,10,10,10 for a perfect
forty. Germany could not keep pace shooting a 38 to give Netherlands a one
point victory 157-156.
face Russia in the gold medal match on Sunday. Germany will face Mexico in the
bronze medal match.
Team 3rd Place Match
Germany took the lead early and never let
Mexico get close. With one end to go the score was 115-110 in the Germans
favour. In the last end Mexico shot a 40 but so did Germany giving the Germans
a 155-150 victory.
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