Taiwan grabs gold and silver in Asia Cup recurve archery finals

Taipei, Taiwanese archers clinched one gold and one silver medal in the recurve finals of a 2018 Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament in Manila on Monday.

Lo Hsiao-yuan (???), who was competing in the recurve women's event, beat Korean Kang Subin 6-0 in the final, taking three straight sets, 27-26, 25-22, and 27-26.

Each set consists of three arrows per archer, with the winner getting two points for the set. The first person to six wins.

In the men's recurve final, Taiwan's Tang Chih-chun (???) fell to South Korean Kim Kanghyun 6-4. The two were tied at 4-4 after each winning a set and tying two others before Kim prevailed in the decider 29-28.

Coach Ni Ta-chih (???), who spoke after the events, praised Lo, a newcomer to the team, for staying poised and shooting arrows at her own rhythm.

Asked about the team's preparations for the upcoming Asian Games, which will be held in Jakarta in August, Ni said he hoped the team's experienced archers Tan Ya-ting (???) and Lei Chien-ying (???) will help rookies Lo and Peng Chia-mao (???) peak for that event.

Tan and Lei were both knocked out in the quarterfinal stage in the Manila tournament.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel