Russian archers won six medals in Germany ©World Archery

Russia claimed six medals - two of them gold - as the World Para Archery Championships continued in Donaueschingen in Germany. 

The compound women's team of  Stepanida Artakhinova, Marina Lyzhnikova and Iuliia Alekseeva defeated the host country in a shoot-off to claim glory and the men's recurve line-up of Bato Tsydendorzhiev, Sergey Khutakov and Anton Zaypaev, who set a new 92-point world record earlier in the week, followed suit by beating Korea 6-2.

Margarita Sidorenko was part of two Russian silver medal winning teams, in the mixed team event, paired with Tsydendorzhiev, and in the recurve women’s open team competition, with Svetlana Barantseva and Irina Rossiyskaya.

Two of Russia's six medals were gold ©World Archery
Two of Russia's six medals were gold ©World Archery

Both finals were lost to China, while there was also a silver for the Russians in the men's W1 (rec/comp) Team category, where Konstantin Donskoi, Igor Meshkov and Alexander Dorofeev lost out to the United States trio of Jeff Fabry, Jerry Shields and Charles Lear.

Remarkably, there was a world record in the bronze medal match as Han Guifei, Liu Huanan and Wang Zhusheng posted 201 in a 24-arrow match as they beat Czech Republic to third.

In the W1 open (rec/comp) mixed team the partnership of Elena Krutova and Donskoi added a bronze to the Russia's tally, while there was another gold for the US in the compound men's open team discipline, with Matt Stutzman, Andre Shelby and Ben Thompson seeing off Turkey.

The Chinese pair of Lin Yueshan and Cao Hanwe triumphed in the Compound Open Mixed Team, defeating Great Britain pairing Mel Clarke and John Stubbs.

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