Start of the World Junior Archery Championships in Wrocław

The first day of action took place today at the World Junior Archery Championships in WrocÅ‚aw, Poland, with the opening round of the men’s junior recurve competition being the highlight.

With the qualifying round taking place in all categories, the Junior Boys Recurve was the only one to feature a knockout round on opening day between the bottom seeded players in the event.

As the top qualifier, Briton James Woodgate qualified for the third round of the event after scoring a total of 678.

Russian Buianto Osorov was second with 673 and Spaniard Yun Sanchez third with 670.

In the equivalent women’s event, Waka Sonoda of Japan and Melodie Richard of France topped the standings with 664, while Mao Watanabe of Japan finished third with 659.

American Cole Frederick scored 702 to win the compound junior men’s qualification.

Danish archer Mathias Fullerton and Mexican Sebastian Garcia also scored 702, but scored less on target and instead finished second.

Mathias Fullerton finished second in the men's junior compound qualifying © Getty Images
Mathias Fullerton finished second in the men’s junior compound qualifying © Getty Images

Dafne Quintero of Mexico was six points ahead of 694 in the junior girls’ arena, with teammate Mariana Bernal finishing second.

Meeri-Marita Paas of Estonia was third at 687.

American Sawyer Sullivan led the compound cadet men’s category, winning eight points with a total of 713.

Turkey’s Abdullah Aslim and Indian Kushal Dalal scored 705 to complete the top three.

India’s Priya Gurjar scored 696 points in the junior women’s arena to qualify for first place, ahead of Turkey’s Hazal Burun and India’s Parneet Kaur with 691 and 689 respectively.

Russian Bair Torgubaev scored 668, finishing first in the men’s cadet recurve qualifying, Frenchman Iban Bariteaud finishing second at 667 and Indian Bishal Changmai third at 661.

Finally, the Frenchwoman Caroline Lopez finished far ahead of the rest of the peloton in the recurve cadet women with the 662.

Ceren Kocur of Turkey scored 653 for second place and Indian Tamnna third with 650.

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