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Yao cheers on Chinese archers at World Cup event

April 16th, 2012
by John

This weekend Yao attended the Archery World Cup (“Stage 1”) in Shanghai to cheer on the Chinese athletes participating in the competition. Below, Yao talks with Tom Dielen, the World Archery Secretary General.

April 14th, 2012 - Yao Ming attends the World Archery Cup in Shanghai

Unfortunately for China, they only won one silver medal in the female individual event, and 2 bronze medals in the women’s and mixed (men and women) team events.

As usual, the South Korean women dominated the team and individual events. Chinese Taipei, however, surprisingly beat Japan to win the gold medal for the mixed team event.

Brady Ellison of the USA won the men’s individual event, while Ki Bo Bae of South Korea, arguably the best female archer in the world currently, won the female individual competition. Both Brady Ellison and Ki Bo Bae also led the USA men and South Korean women to win gold medals for the men’s and women’s team event.

April 14th, 2012 - Archers at the World Archery Cup in Shanghai, China

April 14th, 2012 - American archers at the World Archery Cup in Shanghai, China
It’s easy to tell what country this team is from!

Click here for more photos from the event.

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