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Archery: Hungarian Árpád Banda Comes Seventh At Indoor EC

2015.03.02.

Olympic-category Hungarian archer Árpád Banda came seventh at the 15th European Archery Indoor Championships held in Koper, Slovenia, between 24 and 28 February. 17-year-old fellow Hungarian Viktor Orosz won a gold medal in the junior field.
According to the event’s website, the Hungarian came sixth in qualifiers with 589 FITA-rounds in the 46-member field. He then beat a Ukrainian and then a Russian contestant but was defeated by Italian Massimiliano Mandia in quarter-finals, who later won the silver medal.
The year’s major event for indoor archers, who shot their arrows from a 18-metre distance at the European Championships, is to be held in Copenhagen in July. The qualifier (outdoor) World Championships will see contestant shooting from a 70-metre range. Mr. Banda, who has good chances of qualifying for Olympic participation, will compete in Denmark not only individually but also as part of a team, the Hungarian federation said on Monday.
17-year-old junior archer and last year’s World Championship winner Viktor Orosz won the title of European Champion in indoor archery for the first time in the sport’s history for Hungary.
via index.hu
photo: utanpotlassport.hu