Day Two at World Masters Games 2017
Two-time NZ Olympian Ken Uprichard claimed his second gold medal of the games, taking out the the Men’s Recurve 30-39 division in the Outdoor event, after his first in the IFAA field on Sunday. He took out Australian Tayt Boylan 6 points to 0 in the semi-final, and Ukrainian Serg Karpenko 6 points to 2 in the final to claim the gold. Boylan unfortunately fell to his teammate Jaymie Murray 6 points to 4 in the bronze final.
Ukrainian Kateryna Palekha won gold in the Recurve Women 30-39 division in the outdoor against Australia’s Joanna Wong and Switzerlands’ Tanja Klarer, winning her match with a shoot-off, 9 points to a 5.
Australia’s Sherry Gale won gold in the Women’s Compound 60-69 division. She struggled through the day but managed to bring it all together in the match-play. The event ran a little late, and the last few rounds were shot under twilight conditions which made it difficult for everyone. She said:
“And I must say my Ranking and first match, I shot like a toaster. Just couldn't get it to come together. But struggled through my first match and then all of a sudden it was like the light bulb switched on and shot some really great matches considering the gusty conditions,” said Sherry Gale. “But I got through to the Gold Medal Match and again had a great tussle with Barbara Scott. We were really trying to get it to go to a tie break but Barbara got the giggles and shot a seven. So I won the match by one point.”
In the World Archery field round Gustav Bam of New Zealand was again the Gold medallist, heading three other Kiwis for the podium in the Men’s Compound 40-49 division. After blazing his way in the Indoors, he took out the WA field round, with Wayne Sargent and Trev Smithies in second and third place. We can’t wait to see what Bam will do in the IFAA and Outdoor rounds!
Full results can be found here