The Antalya event, also known as the 20th Golden Arrow tournament, has a long tradition and promises to be exciting again this year. It is the stage 3 (out of four) for the Meteksan Archery World Cup 2007 and some archers will lose all their hopes if they do not achieve a good result.
photo Amanda Bouillot (FRA) FITARecurve Women
The Korean dream team is coming as well and the likes of Park Sung Hyun, Yun Ok Hee or Lee Tuk Young will take on the rest of the world. Their main opponents will be current World Cup leader Erdyniyeva (RUS), Zhang Juan Juan (CHN), Valeeva (ITA), Banerjee (IND), Schuh and Dodemont (FRA), Cwienczek and Mospinek (POL) as well as Marusava (BLR).
We will have a special look on the performances of the recent Indoor World Champion Hayakawa (JPN) and the Turkish hosts such as Nasaridze and Satir.
Two archers are in great shape nowadays. First, Bouillot (FRA) set the world record for a FITA round at 1404 points in Varese during the qualifications. However, Willems (BEL) broke it just a few days later and set it at an astonishing 1411 points. Will they confirm in Antalya and will they fare well in the shorter 12 arrow matches? We will also wait for a confirmation from Varese winner Ericsson (SWE) and the surprising Akram (IRI). They will take on the “fabulous four”: World Champion and World Cup Winner Goncharova (RUS), her team-mate Kazantzeva, as well as the Americans Van Natta and Davis.