Eliminations are under way at the second leg of the Hyundai World Cup in Antalya, and Great Britain’s athletes have made a solid start.
Our top qualifier was Patrick Huston. He is seeded 16th in the individual recurve competition and will take on Lasha Pkhakadze of Georgia for a place in the last 48. Alex Wise is ranked 57th and faces Andreas Gstoettner of Austria while Tom Hall, ranked 63rd, shoots against Ukrainian Oleksii Hunbin. Ashe Morgan qualified in 91st spot and takes on Mete Gazoz of Turkey.
Recurver Eleanor Piper qualified in 48th place and faces Marie Horackova of the Czech Republic while 51st seed Bryony Pitman takes on Kamila Naploszek of Poland. Sarah Bettles is seeded 57th, one ahead of Louisa Piper. They face Melanie Gaubil of France and Kazakhstan’s Luiza Saidiyeva respectively.
Compounder Lucy Mason is seeded 41st and earned a bye into the last 48 where she will face Chen Li Ju of Chinese Taipei. Hoping to join her are Lucy O’Sullivan, ranked 50th, who takes on Silvia Barckholt of Austria and 56th seed Susan Corless, who will shoot against France’s Sandra Herve.
In the team competitions, recurvers Sarah Bettles, Eleanor Piper and Bryony Pitman qualified in 13th spot, earning a bye into the last 16. They now face Russia for a place in the quarter finals. The men’s team of Patrick Huston, Tom Hall and Alex Wise are ranked 14th and are up against Indonesia for a chance to take on France in the 1/8 round. Compounders Susan Corless, Lucy Mason and Lucy O’Sullivan are the 16th seeds and face Kazakhstan.
The recurve mixed team of Patrick Huston and Eleanor Piper will shoot against Poland for a place in the last 16 and a showdown with Chinese Taipei.
Eliminations continue tomorrow, with mixed team matches on Thursday, compound finals on Friday and the recurve deciders on Saturday.
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