Korean women’s archery, even though she showed her usual skills, she dropped the line in the individual event.. That’s why it’s even more shocking
Korean archery only won a no medal in the individual event at the 2023 World Championships in Berlin, which ended last weekend. At the 2021 Yankton (South Dakota, USA) competition, he swept five gold medals (men and women’s individual and team events, mixed events) in the recurve category, but this year he only saved face with gold medals in the men’s team event and mixed event. The women’s team surprised fans by failing to win prizes for both individuals and groups.
It is regrettable that Korean archery did not achieve the expected results one year before the 2024 Paris Olympics. Looking at the contents of the game, there was an aspect that Korea was sluggish because it could not adapt to the local wind and other weather conditions. However, it is possible to analyze that other countries did better than Korea. In fact, this is even more shocking.
In the women’s individual event, the strength of foreign players stood out. In the qualifying round, which is the preliminaries, Si-hyeon (Korea National Sport University) came second with 675 points (out of 720). The score was the same as Mexico’s Alejandra Valencia, and the number of arrows shot in 10 points (including X10) was behind 34-36. Im Si-hyeon scored 9 points and 31 shots, and 7 shots for 8 points, which was hit by ‘mistake’.
Kang Chae-young (Hyundai Mobis), who finished third in the preliminaries with 672 points, scored 29 shots with 10 points, 38 shots with 9 points, and 5 shots with 8 points. Ansan, who won three gold medals at the last Tokyo Olympics, was fourth with 666 points. When subdivided, there were 31 shots for 10 points, 29 shots for 9 points, 11 shots for 8 points, and 1 shot for 7 points. The average of these three was 671 points (total score 2013 points). It was only 6 points behind the average of 677 points (total score of 2032 points, a new Olympic record) at the Tokyo Olympics, when Ansan, Jang Min-hee, and Kang Chae-young participated.안전놀이터
A score of 671 is a high score. To get 671 points with 72 shots, you need to consistently shoot 28 points on a three-shot basis. This is the usual skill of Korean female players who are proud of being the best in the world. Ansan, Kang Chae-young, and Si-hyeon also cruised in the tournament-style individual event. But unexpectedly, all three were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The average score they posted in the quarterfinals was 27.7 to 28.4 points based on three shots. It was a score that could not be said to be poor. still lost It was because he kept getting pushed back in a one-legged fight.
In the past, when foreign players met Korean players, they often got intimidated and made mistakes. It’s different these days. Rather, he jumps at it with confidence, saying ‘Let’s try it once’. Marie Horackova, the first ever Czech player to win the women’s individual event, was ranked 7th in the preliminary round (658 points), and she went on a winning streak in the tournament. In particular, she showed a godlike performance from the quarterfinals to the finals.
In the quarterfinals, Horachkova defeated Sihyeon with a set score of 6-0 (29-27, 29-28, 29-28). In the semifinals, she defeated Satsuki Noda of Japan (22nd place in the preliminary round, 649 points), who came up after defeating Kang Chae-young, 6-0 (29-27, 30-27, 29-28). Horackova won 6-0 (29-28, 28-27, 29-27) until the final match against Mexico’s Alejandra Valencia. Of her 27 shots she shot in the quarterfinals–finals, 18 of them scored 10 and 9 of them scored 9. An average of 29 points based on three shots. She didn’t even make a single mistake.
Kim Jae-deok (Yecheon-gun Office), the only Korean male player to reach the quarterfinals, was also defeated by Marcus Dalmeida of Brazil with a set score of 0-6 (28-29, 29-30, 27-28). She fell behind world number one Dalmeida by one point in each set. Dalmeida, who showed amazing concentration despite the heavy rain, lost to Turkey’s Mette Gazoz (12th in the world rankings) by a set score of 3-7 in the semifinals. Gazozu, who was the individual champion at the Tokyo Olympics, defeated Eric Peters of Canada 6-4 in the final to claim his first world championship title. This World Championship was a tournament that confirmed that there are many foreign players who can beat Korean players at any time.
The Korean national team will move to Paris, France on the 7th for field training and participate in the 4th Archery World Cup held from the 15th to the 20th. The event will be held as a test event for the Paris Olympics. The Korean women’s team set a goal of winning the Asian Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand in November and securing the right to participate in the team event at the Paris Olympics next year.