China to top Tokyo medal table after Chen Minyi takes fourth gold

The W1 women’s podium at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Chen Minyi beat Sarka Musilova in the W1 women’s final, 142-131, to win her second gold medal and China’s fourth in the archery competitions at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

She had topped the podium in the mixed team event earlier this week.

“I think I succeeded today because I was really relaxed. I had already won a gold medal so I could stay relaxed,” said Chen, who was the top individual seed here in Japan.

“I didn’t even dream about such a result. I’m surprised I took gold.”

Her score of 142 points in the final will be ratified as a new Paralympic record by one.

It is the second time that Chen has beaten Musilova in a final this week. The pair contested the mixed team gold medal match on Saturday, with the result landing the same way.

Chen Minyi celebrates winning the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

“It’s an amazing feeling. I didn’t expect it at all and that’s why I’m very happy,” said Musilova, having collected her second silver medal at these Games.

Victoria Rumary beat Lia Coryell in the bronze medal match, 131-123.

The 33-year-old said that her coach had given her permission to “finally have chocolate cake tonight” to celebrate.

As well as today’s win and Chen’s earlier gold in the mixed team event, China has also already topped the podium in the compound men’s and compound mixed team competitions.

With four gold medals from six events and just three remaining, no other nation is able to exceed the tally.

China will top archery’s medal table in Yumenoshima Park.

Focus now moves to the recurve category for the next – and last – three days of the archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.