The Russian women’s recurve team are on a roll. This year, crushing them 6-0 in the quarterfinals on a day of shocks on the recurve side of the field after a silver medal in Rio against Korea, they had some measure of revenge against the ‘great white sharks’ at the opening stage of the season’s Hyundai Archery World Cup in Shanghai.
That they had trouble that is little the united states group that Sunday and took a well-deserved silver medal in the first outing of the season.
The russian squad don’t go out of their way to court publicity and are generally one of the less well-known teams on the circuit despite the high-profile success. These are typically, needless to say, the reigning world team champions also, and certainly will protect their name this season in Mexico.
Combined with Olympic set of Ksenia Perova and Tuiana Dashidorzhieva, 2017 views the return of the very most experienced Natalia Erdynieva – specific champ in Antalya precisely a decade ago. Along side 24-year-old Sayana Tsyrempilova making her World Cup first, Russia are obvious favourites for the podium finish – with or minus the Koreans.
Think about Shanghai: Just What made the real difference?
Natalia Erdynieva: “We sought out extremely early to Asia for an exercise camp, and practised a complete great deal here. We did the same task right here in Turkey. ”
The reception whenever you got in from Rio will need to have been one thing pretty special, too?
Ksenia Perova: “We shot a game that is good. Individuals were keen to congratulate us, needless to say. Then there was clearly time for the rest that is little. And plenty of enjoyable. ” Much laughter
Has there been a bump of great interest in archery in Russia after Rio?
Tuiana Dashidorzhieva: “There’s been a complete lot of young archers showing up. They come along and additionally they desire to be like Inna Stepanova. ” Laughs