French Archery Teams Claim Silver at World Cup Stage in Antalya, Setting Stage for Success in Paris

French Archery Teams Claim Silver at World Cup Stage in Antalya, Setting Stage for Success in Paris

French archery is doing well with two titles for the men’s and women’s teams at the World Cup stage in Antalya on Sunday.

The French women’s and men’s archery teams each took second place on Sunday in the Antalya World Cup stage, the last before the Paris Olympic Games in a little over a month on the Esplanade des Invalides.

Crowned European champions in mid-May, the two French teams lost in the final in Antalya, beaten each time by South Korea, the benchmark for many years in the discipline.

Lisa Barbelin, Caroline Lopez and Amélie Cordeau obtained the ninth qualifying total, before dominating Poland (5-1) in the first round, Spain (6-0) in the round of 16 and Malaysia (6-2) in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final, they got the better of India (5-4) in the shoot-out (28-25), but were unable to do absolutely anything in the final against South Korea (6-0) .

Promises for Paris

World vice-champions last year in a slightly different configuration (Audrey Adiceom completed the team with Lisa Barbelin and Caroline Lopez) and regulars on international podiums over the last two years, the French women will be contenders for the Olympic team podium on Sunday July 28.

For the men, Jean-Charles Valladont, Thomas Chirault and Baptiste Addis achieved the third total in qualifying, then took out Mexico (6-2) in the round of 16 and the Netherlands (6-0) in the quarters.

In the semi-finals, they got the better of China (5-3), before losing to the South Koreans in the final (5-1). The trigger for European gold seems to be confirmed for them, while the Olympic team event is scheduled for Monday July 29.

In mixed teams, Lisa Barbelin and Baptiste Addis lost 6-0 against Indonesia in the round of 16. Individually, no Frenchman passed the third round, for both women and men. The announcement of the final selection of the three French archers for the Olympics is scheduled for Friday.

2024-06-23 15:32:43
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