Mr Smith goes to Shenzhen [24/Aug/11]

No British student archers competed at the Summer Universiade in Shenzhen. Compound archer John Smith (Dublin IT) did attend, representing the Republic of Ireland, after also appearing at the 2010 World Uni Archery Champs, once again as a one man Irish team.

Smith qualified in 29th place out of the 36 gents compounds, with 670 (335+335), which meant he would not receive a bye straight in to the R32. In the R64, he comfortably beat Xiang An Noel Li (Singapore). However, in the round of 32 he lost to 4th seeded Abhishkek Verma (India). Verma knocked out Phil Glover at the same phase last year.

All four individual recurve finalists were Korean. Im Dong-Hyun beat Kim Woojin in the gents recurve final, whilst Ki Bo Bae beat Jung Dasomi in the ladies. Individial compound saw Russia claim both golds thanks to Alexander Dambaev and Polina Nikitina. They beat Choi Yong Hee (Korea) and Kendal Nicely (USA) respectively.

In the team events, China beat Japan in the men's team final, Japan having knocked out the top seeded Koreans in a big quarter final upset. There were no such worries for the other Korean recurve teams, who beat Ukraine in the ladies team final and Taiwan (or Chinese Taipei, depending on how you look at these things) in the mixed recurve team final. Compound team finals saw France beat Mexico (gents), Korea beat Russia (ladies) and Korea beat the US (mixed).

Full results are available on the archery results page of the Shenzhen 2011 website.

BUCS have made it clear that Archery GB did not want to include archers as a part of the British squad at the 2011 Games, nor (currently) at the 2012 World Uni Archery Champs in Spain. This is clearly very disappointing position to be in, but BUCS, understandably, won't act against national governing body advice.

News and Editorials 2010/2011

  • Mr Smith goes to Shenzhen [24/Aug/11]
  • Olympic flame to burn students [15/Jul/11]
  • So'ton, Bath win southern titles [29/Jun/11]
  • BUCS Outdoors 2011 Review [15/Jun/11]
  • Lead up to Lilleshall [07/Jun/11]
  • BUTTS teams go Outdoors [30/May/11]
  • Keele claim NEUAL crown [17/May/11]
  • Scottish Scores and Structure [10/May/11]
  • Four points decide IIVL thriller [01/May/11]
  • E-dinburgh win E-League [12/Apr/11]
  • Something not beginning with S [24/Mar/11]
  • Something beginning with S [18/Mar/11]
  • BUCS Indoors 2011 Review [14/Mar/11]
  • Cardifficulties for BUCS [03/Mar/11]
  • BUTC 2011 Review [27/Feb/11]
  • SUS scores and the return to BUTC [13/Feb/11]
  • More SEAL and BUTTS scores [08/Feb/11]
  • Nottingham go top with Harding's 592 [02/Feb/11]
  • Easy wins for Imperial, Essex [21/Jan/11]
  • Griftsmouth turns it up to 11 [11/Jan/11]
  • Napier nab BUTC hosting [31/Dec/10]
  • BUCS Updates, British Results [08/Dec/10]
  • Leagues get their skates on [02/Dec/10]
  • BUTTS goes virtual [17/Nov/10]
  • Fireworks about to commence [05/Nov/10]
  • National Competitions gear up [20/Oct/10]
  • NEUAL 09/10 catch up [18/Oct/10]
  • Quintet set to join Leagues [04/Oct/10]

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