Brazilian Marcus Vinicius D’Almeida secured gold within the Shanghai, China, stage of the Archery World Cup this Sunday morning (21). The archer from Rio de Janeiro beat the South Korean Oh Jin Hyek, 3 times Olympic medalist (two golds), by 6-4 within the last. That is the second gold received by Marcus in a World Cup stage. He had additionally been champion on the Paris leg of the 2022 World Cup.
In China, Marquinhos had been second within the rating and beat 4 opponents within the knockout stage to advance to the ultimate phases. He overcame China’s Li Zhongyuan 7-3 within the semifinals this morning as nicely and moved on to a stage decider with Oh Jin Hyek. Concretizing an awesome efficiency within the stage of China, the Brazilian opened 4-0 within the last of the recurve bow, however suffered two defeats within the following units, which left the ultimate tied. The tight determination ended with a 28-26 victory for Marcus within the fifth set, which confirmed the title. Within the 2022 Paris semifinal, Marcus additionally beat Oh Jin Hyek.
The subsequent stage of the event can be in Medellín, Colombia. Sunday’s outcomes additionally secured Marcus a spot within the 2023 World Cup last in Mexico. Within the first stage, in Antalya, Turkey, the Brazilian had not finished nicely and completed solely in eleventh place. The Brazilian victory places an finish to South Korea’s hegemony on this stage of the World Cup. The Asian nation had taken gold in all 4 different contests within the event, aside from the boys’s singles.
In February 2023, Marquinhos reached the management of the archery world rating, turning into the primary Brazilian to realize this feat. Silver medalist on the Worlds in 2021, Marcus has nice expectations for the Worlds in Berlin, Germany, to ensure qualification for his third Olympics, which is able to happen in Paris subsequent 12 months. Earlier than that, in October, the 25-year-old Rio native will compete for gold on the Pan American Video games, in Santiago, Chile.
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