Penultimate day of the 10th World University Archery Championship has gone. The contenders fought for promotion to the tomorrow’s finals individually and also in four team games for bronze medals, that was scored by Japan in women’s recurve, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in men’s recurve, United States of America in women’s compound and Turkey in men’s compound.
Tomorrow (5th July) we are expecting 10 final games and four more bronze medal shootings. We start it up since 11am. The beginning of Opening Ceremony is planned for 6.05 pm.
Worth noticing is the fact, that jubilee 10th World University Archery Championship has gathered the biggest number of athletes in the history of this competition. 206 students – athletes compete in Legnica.
We present the voices of participants below.
Dianis Bialiatski (Belarus)
“I have been to Poland, but this is my first time here during sport competitions. So far, I have been very satisfied with the accommodation conditions and the short distance between the hotel and stadium. “
The coach of Chinese Taipei – Ni Da – Chih
“I like this Championship at all. I’m so involved in this event, because the archery is very popular in our country. We have athletes, who are able to score medals in every archery event. In our free time we makes some ventures into town. It is a pleasant form of getting relaxed. “
Morever there is a small interview with Emilie Lacroix – French competitor.
- How do you like Legnica?
It’s really beautiful. It is not my first time here and I’m really glad to be here again.
You are a recurve archer. Who do you find as a favorite of this competition?
Well, as everybody I consider the Republic of Korea as a great favorite. Furthermore, I suppose that Japan and Mexico will present a strong disposition.
What are your expectations ?
I believe that in team competition we can achieve good result. It won’t be easy, but we are here to fight till the end.
How do you consider the level of this Championship?
The level is similar to the World Championship and is very high. It’s a valuable experience and we need that type of tournaments to improve.