Rio 2016 Olympic finals preview: Recurve women
The first of the last two days at the Rio 2016 Olympic archery competition, women’s finals day will award the penultimate available medal in the sport at the Games.
Ki Bo Bae has a chance to become the first archer to ever defend their individual Olympic title, Choi Misun might be the fourth top seed to win an Olympic crown – or Brazilian archer Ane Marcelle Dos Santos could launch a run in front of a sympathetic home crowd to steal the crown.
The athletes, schedule and picks on women’s finals day in the Sambodromo archery arena…
- CHOI MISUN (#1 seed)
- CHANG HYE JIN (#2 seed)
- KI BO BAE (#3 seed, Defending Champion)
- TAN YA-TING (#4 seed)
- WU JIAXIN (#6 seed)
- ALEJANDRA VALENCIA (#8 seed)
- QI YUHONG (#11 seed)
- KANG UN JU (#15 seed)
- INNA STEPANOVA (#16 seed)
- DEEPIKA KUMARI (#20 seed)
- LISA UNRUH (#21 seed)
- NAOMI FOLKARD (#23 seed)
- BOMBAYLA DEVI LAISHRAM (#24 seed)
- ANE MARCELLE DOS SANTOS (#26 seed)
- CAO HUI (#28 seed)
- HTWE SAN YU (#51 seed)
Morning session: (9:00 UTC-3 Rio time) Third round matches. The last 16 women’s athletes in the Olympic competition are cut to just eight.
Afternoon session: (15:00 UTC-3 Rio time) Quarterfinals to medal matches, culminating in the bronze then gold final – and victory ceremonies.
Two of our expert panel predict the women’s individual podium at Rio 2016 from the 16 athletes left in the competition.
Gold: Choi Misun
Silver: Ki Bo Bae
Bronze: Tan Ya-Ting
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Gold: Ki Bo Bae
Silver: Tan Ya-Ting
Bronze: Choi Misun
The women’s individual finals take place on 11 August at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.