Iran Recurve Junior Men’s Team Secure Gold
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian recurve junior men’s team secured 2018 World Archery Indoor Championship title at the NFAA Easton Archery Center in Yankton, USA on recurve Sunday.
The Iranian team consists of Reza Shabani, Kiyan Moradi and Seyedabolfazl Hosseini from Iran defeated Ukrainian men Roman Sheremet, Oleksandr Pantsyru and Ivan Kozhokar in a shoot-off.
“We tried our best. We were four points down but we didn’t think that the match was over. We came back and found the way to beat them,” said Reza Shabani.
“We were full of stress in the shoot-off but the will to see the Iranian flag rising was stronger. We did what we could.”
The Ukrainian men’s team took the first two sets with totals of 57 and 58 points. Then Iran scored a pair of 58s to Ukraine’s 57s, to tie the match at four points each. In the shoot-off Ukraine scored 10-6-9; Iran: 9-9-8.
The USA’s junior men’s team won bronze.