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14 April 2011 - First gold medal for Georgian recurve women’s team at the European Indoor Championships 2011
First gold medal for Georgian recurve women’s team at the European Indoor Championships 2011 Lausanne – 14 April 2011 Trained by their new Korean coach AN Hyung Seung the Georgian ladies succeeded against expectation at the European Indoor Championships in Spain winning the recurve women's team gold medal. The March 2011 World Archery newsletter informed of a successful project completed in Georgia, for the development of the national structure conducted by Mr AN Hyung Seung from Korea—known as "Archie". The project was supported by the Olympic Solidarity and the National Olympic Committee of Georgia for the enhancement of the coaching, training and structure of the national team. During this Olympic Solidarity programme, Archie prepared the team for the first competition of the year—the European Indoor Championships, held in Cambrils, Spain, from 21-26 March 2011. At the end of his mission (28 February 2011), Archie was appointed head coach of the National Archery Federation of Georgia for the upcoming major competitions, with the support of the Ministry of Sports. In Cambrils, the Georgian recurve women's’ team came up trumps by winning the gold medal against renowned teams such as Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Poland. After the semifinals scores were very close, Georgia won against Ukraine by 6 points in the gold final. The team members were Khatuna NARIMANIDZE, Kristine ESEBUA and Asmat DIASAMIDZE. photo Archie was interviewed by the Georgian national television to talk about the success story of the recurve women’s team. The Secretary General of the National Federation of Georgia, Mr Artem SANISHVILI, exulted: "We are the champions!" World Archery would like to congratulate Archie for his tremendous contribution as head coach to the National Archery Federation of Georgia. This proves that through the Olympic Solidarity programmes, with the expertise of a good archery coach, any federation can improve and achieve high scores in a short period of time. World Archery would like to thank the Olympic Solidarity for their valuable contribution as always, the National Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and the National Archery Federation of Georgia for their great initiative to improve the standard of Georgian archery. World Archery Development Department