Pinoy archers bag three medals in Bangkok meet

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Veteran campaigner Amaya Cojuangco powered the national archery team to a two-gold, one-silver medal haul in the 2015 Asian Archery Cup held at the Huangmark Archery Field in Bangkok, Thailand.

Cojuangco partnered with Jeff Adriano in winning the gold medal in the mixed team compound event. They defeated Surekha Vennam and Vikas Rajan of India in the finals via a close 155-153 decision.

The Filipino pair made it to the finals by ousting Chen Na and Ying He of China in the first round (151-142), Ebado Esmail and Maryam Ranjabansari of Iran in the quarterfinals (156-153) and Nor Rizha Ishak and Muhammad Mahazan of Malaysia in the semifinals (157-148).

Cojuangco continued her impressive showing as she teamed up with Andrea Robles and Olympian Jennifer Chan in ruling the women’s compound team event.


The trio scored a 224-223 victory over Vennam, Purvasha Sudhir Shende and Genung Tekseng of India in the finals.

Cojuangco, Robles and Chan earned an opening-round bye before nipping Lee Wan Yi, Kan On Man and Shum Kit Pui of Hong Kong in the quarterfinals and Triyaka Resky Andriyani, Dellie Threesyadinda and Rona Siska Sari of Indonesia in the semifinals.

Cojuangco also secured a silver medal in the women’s compound individual event as she lost to eventual champion Vennam, 140-146, in the finals.

Overall, the Philippines placed third in the medal tally with two golds and a silver, behind India’s three golds, two silvers and a bronze, and Taiwan’s two golds, a silver and two bronzes.

Rounding up the Top 10 were Iran (2-0-0), Russia (1-1-1), Indonesia (0-2-1), Kazkahstan (0-1-2), Bangladesh (0-1-0), Vietnam (0-1-0) and Malaysia (0-0-2).

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