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Folkard edged out in Vegas
11:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in Local
Naomi Folkard narrowly missed out on a medal as she finished fourth in the Indoor Archery World Cup.
After competitions in Singapore and Nimes, the third and last qualification leg of the World Cup, and a head-to-head final knock-out competition, was held in Las Vegas.
In the third qualification round, a Vegas over two days, Folkard shot well to secure fifth place with 578.
This earned her 13 ranking points which were added to five for a ninth place finish in Nimes.
She could not afford to attend the first leg in Singapore, but despite this disadvantage, she went into the final head-to-head competition for the top eight qualifiers, ranked fifth with 18 points.
Above her for the final knock out were Sung Eun Jeon (Korea) with 34 points, Berangere Schuh (France) 33, Min Jong Kim (Korea) 29, and Celine Bezault (France) 25.
The individual matches were based on a points system for five sets of three arrows.
Folkard’s first match against Bezault went well with the Wyre Forest archer dropping few points and winning 7-1.
This brought her up against Korean number one, Jeon, who was on superb form.
Despite excellent shooting by Folkard, and tying two sets, the Korean won 6-2.
Folkard’s bronze medal match against Schuh was close, but although Folkard shot the only perfect set of three 10, Schuh came out on top 6-2.