Four gold medals were awarded at the Medellin 2021 World Ranking Event on Wednesday morning after the culmination of the mixed team competitions.
Recurve pairs from Mexico, and compound pairs from Colombia and the USA claimed the highest spot on the podium.
Alejandra Usquiano and Sebastian Arenas of Colombia beat Paola Ramirez and Bryan Alvarado 157-152 to win the compound mixed team gold on home soil in Medellin.
“Our job was to focus on each shot and to have good scores so that we good be calm in each round and it the end it worked out well,” said Alejandra.
The experienced Colombian team landed all of its arrows in the yellow, taking advantage of two eights from the Puerto Ricans.
“Alejandra and I have a very good communication, we’re a good team and we have our goals clear, using all this as preparation for the worlds,” added Sebastian.
Camila Celis and Alejandro Martin of Chile took bronze over Panama.
The compound junior mixed team final saw Cooper French and Anna Scarbrough of the USA defeat Colombian duo Valentina Suarez and William Guaqueta by two points, 153-151.
“It feels amazing, a lot of hard work paid off and it was fun to shoot mixed team rounds, had a good teammate and carry each other through the matches. It was fun,” said Cooper.
El Salvador’s Paola Corado and Gerardo Rivas took bronze over Mexico 154-153.
In the recurve mixed team competitions, Mexico collected both available titles.
Junior archers Paola Saucedo and Caleb Urbina defeated Puerto Rico’s Alondra Rivera and Adrian Munoz in straight sets, 6-0.
“Nerves always there but I was always to reduce them and relax. Thanks to my teammate as we felt we supported each other,” said Alondra.
Host nation Colombia, represented by Monica Restrepo and Daniel Hernandez, secured bronze in a shoot-off over the USA.
Yatana Mora and Miguel Figueroa of Mexico took the recurve cadet mixed team gold over Colombia, 6-2.
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