Confirmation of finalists for mixed team finals of the Archery World Cup in Lausanne

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The finalists for the recurve and mixed team compound were confirmed after the action concluded on day three of the Archery World Cup stage in Lausanne in Swiss.

In the mixed compound semi-finals, Dutch pair Jody Vermeulen and world number two Mike Schloesser lost to Britons Jessica Stretton and Nathan MacQueen by a score of 159-150.

Danes Tanja Gellenthien and Stephan Hansen will meet them in the final after beating Linda Ochoa-Anderson and Braden Gellenthien.

The contest ended in a shootout between the teams, seeing wife Tanja getting the upper hand over her American husband with her couple scoring 20 points to 19 in the United States after tying 156 apiece.

Bangladeshi Diya Siddique and Md Ruman Shana also advance to the mixed team recurve final after a 5-3 victory over Canadians Stephanie Barrett and Brian Maxwell.

They will face the Dutch Gabriela Schloesser and Sjef van den Berg, after their 6-2 victory over Mexicans Alejandra Valencia and Luis Alvarez.

The first rounds of the individual recurve and compound competitions were also held today.

Russian seed Ksenia Perova reached the recurve semi-finals, which beat Moldovan Alexandra Mirca 6-2, preparing for a match against Frenchwoman Audrey Adiceom who won 6-4 against Germany’s Michelle Kroppen .

On the other side of the board, Russian Svetlana Gomboeva beat Dutch Gabriela Schloesser 6-2 and now faces German Lisa Unruh in the last four, after her 6-4 victory over Russian Elena Osipova.

On the women’s side, Spain’s Andrea Marcos qualified for the final four after a 148-146 victory over Italy’s Elisa Roner, ending a great day.

Marcos beat world number one Alexis Ruiz of the United States in the third round and is now set to face American Linda Ochoa-Anderson, who won 144-143 over Slovenian Toja Ellison.

The Danish Tanja Gellenthien is also qualified for the semi-finals, after beating the Turkish Yesim Bostan 145-144, and now faces the Russian Natalia Avdeeva, after her victory 147-144 over the Estonian Meeri-Marita Paas.

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