Archer Dao wins Asian Cup gold medal

Loc Thi Dao on March 24 won a gold medal for Vietnam at the Asian Archery Cup which is ongoing in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Vietnamese Loc Thi Dao triumphs in the Asian Archery Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 24 (Source: VNA)

The Vietnamese athlete defeated Olympic bronze medalist Lin Shih-chia of Chinese Taipei 6-5 in the women’s recurve individual category.

 

Dao and Lin tied 5-5 in the final necessitating a play-off to decide the winner. Dao performed better and was able to take the title.

 

Shamoli Ray of Bangladesh secured a bronze.

 

Dao earned her berth in the final after beating Filipino Nicole Marie Tagle 7-3 in the semi-finals. She earlier defeated rivals from India, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

 

It is the only medal Vietnam has managed to grab at the event, which is a qualifier for the 2017 World Games.

 

The team events took place on March 25.

 

The World Games, a multi-sport event, is scheduled to take place in Wroclaw, Poland from July 20-30, with 27 official sports and four invitational sports featured in the Games.

 

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