Brazil reached the quarterfinals of the dispute for women’s teams of the compound bow, in the Paris stage of the World Cup of archery, this Wednesday (22). The team formed by Eiry Cristina Nisi, Larissa Ferrari and Alexandra Silva ended up defeated by India by 230 to 227. The men’s team stopped in the first phase. In the recurve bow, Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida was 12th in the ranking and advanced in the playoffs.
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Ranked 11th in the tournament, the women’s composite bow team from Brazil made their debut in the round of 16. The team beat the United States by 226 to 225, in a comeback. Brazil came out behind the first two sets, got a tie in the third and was victorious in the last one.
In the sequence, the Brazilian team had another exciting duel, this time against India. The fight remained tied until the third set, when the Brazilians did very badly and saw the Indians open four points of advantage. In the last set, Brazil even recovered, but ended up defeated by 230 to 227.
The men’s team from Brazil, which was formed by Roberval dos Santos, Maximiliano Favoreto and Rafael Kawakani, was in 18th place among 20 teams in the ranking phase. Thus, it had to compete in a preliminary round before the round of 16. Against Hong Kong, the Brazilian team lost to Hong Kong by 227 to 226 and was eliminated.
It is worth noting that the compound bow is not Olympic. The Olympic archery test is the recurve. The compound is only played at World Cups and other events such as the Pan American Games.
For the recurve bow, which started this Wednesday, Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida was the main Brazilian in the dispute. Current runner-up in the world, he was 12th in the ranking phase, scoring 677 points (37 tens and 16 on the fly). In the first round of the knockout stage, he beat Moroccan Omar El Boussouni 6-0.
Your countrymen did not perform similarly to yours in the ranking phase. The second best Brazilian in the dispute was Matheus Pacheco, in 75th with 646 points. In the playoffs, he beat Indonesian Arif Pangestu 7-3 and advanced. Bernardo Oliveira (79th) lost to Alviyanto Prastyadi, from Indonesia, by 6-2, while Gustavo Paulino (89th) fell to Italian Michele Frangilli by 6-4.
In the next phase, which has 64 athletes, Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida will face the German Nino Schiffhauer, 76th in the ranking. Matheus Pacheco will have a tough spot ahead: Dutchman Rick Van der Ven (11th). The continuation of the recurve bow playoff will take place on Friday (24). The finals are scheduled for Sunday (26).
Among women, in which only the ranking phase was played, Ane Marcelle dos Santos was in 40th place, with 635 points. Ana Luiza Caetano was the second best Brazilian, ranking 44th, with 632 points. Ana Machado was 51st, with 628, while Marina Canetta was in 61st, with 618. All of them advanced to the knockout stage.
In all, 81 athletes participated in the competition, but only the 64 best placed continued in the dispute. Who will have the toughest race is Marina Canetta, who will face the American Casey Kaufhold (4th), runner-up in the world last year. Ane Marcelle will face Italian Elisabeta Mijno (25th), while Ana Luiza will face Spain’s Elia Canales (21st) and Ana Machado, British Penny Healy (14th).
Brazil will also have representatives in all team competitions. Among the men, the team was in 17th place and will face Australia (16th) for a place in the round of 16. In case of victory, they will face South Korea, first placed and current Olympic champion.
The women, who finished fourth in the last World Championships, were in 14th place in the ranking and will face Bangladesh (19th) in the first phase of the knockout stage in Paris. In case of victory, they will face Taiwan (3rd) in the round of 16.
The mixed team from Brazil, which is formed by Ane Marcelle dos Santos and Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida, will also face Bangladesh in the first round of the knockout stage. The Brazilian duo placed 15th in the ranking, while the Asians finished 18th. The winner will face the United States.
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