For the second year in a row, the World Cup circuit is stopping off in Paris. Before returning to the setting of the royal court of the Château de Vincennes for the finals, the qualifying rounds for this third round of the season – after Antalya (Turkey) and Gwangju (South Korea) – began at the Charléty stadium.
Lisa Barbelin and Caroline Lopez, the two Moselle women competing in recurve, overcame this pitfall on Wednesday, finishing 15th (658 points) and 27th (648 points) respectively. This first day was dominated by South Korean Gahyun Lee, 2019 junior world champion, who was on the second step of the podium in Gwangju in May. She signed a score of 675 points.
Qualified for the main draw, Lisa Barbelin, European champion 2021, will face the Ukrainian Lidiia Sichenikova, Friday afternoon, in the thirty-second final. For her part, Caroline Lopez will play her ticket for the sixteenth against the Indian Simranjeet Kaur.
United to challenge the United States
Associated in the team event, alongside Audrey Adicom, the Lorraines took 11th place (1932 points) in qualifying, where South Korea finished in the lead (2023 points). Les Bleues, bronze medalists at the 2021 Worlds in Brazil, will meet the United States in the round of 16 this Thursday morning.
The mixed team competition was also on the day’s program for Lisa Barbelin. The archer from Ley and Jean-Charles Valladont rose to 11th place. If they win against Australia on Friday morning, the French duo will find the Netherlands in the round of 16.