President Rouhani Felicitates Iranian Archers on World Championship
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani lauded Iranian archers’ brilliant performance at Copenhagen 2015 World Archery Championship, after the country’s team won gold medal.
“This triumph is another sign of the Islamic Iran athletes’ strong will and their competence,” Rouhani said.
“Definitely, this will continue gloriously thanks to the determination and good faith of this land’s sons,” he added.
Iranian compound men’s team defeated Canada to win the gold medal in the Copenhagen 2015 World Archery Championships on Saturday.
Iran’s trio – Esmaeil Ebadi, Amir Kazempour and Majid Gheidi – won their first two matches against Venezuela and Colombia by one point, 228-227.
In the semis, the trio beat Italy by two, 226-224.
Drawn at 226, the final match went to a tiebreaker. In the shoot-off, Canada started with a nine, then Esmaeil Ebadi had a 10 for Iran – and those first arrows set the tone.
While the Canadians would follow with 10-10, neither Amir Kazempour nor Majid Gheidi – Ebadi’s Iranian teammates – would miss the middle either.
Ebadi, Kazempour and Gheidi won the tiebreaker with a perfect 30 points, for just the second time in the match, to Canada’s 29 – and won Iran’s first ever world title.