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Leader of the archery world rankings, Marcus D’Almeida started the season well in the first round of The Vegas Shoot, a traditional indoor tournament held in Las Vegas in the United States. The Brazilian finished the first day of the competition in first place with an excellent performance. In the women’s competition, Brazil’s best representative in the opening round was Ana Luiza Caetano who ended the day in 21st place.
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The Vegas Shoot features three days of competition, with athletes shooting 30 arrows in each of the event’s rounds. Current champion, Marcus D’Almeida had a great performance this Friday (2), scoring 298 out of 300 possible points in the first stage of the tournament. The Brazilian is tied for the lead with German Florian Unhur. The American Brady Ellison, world champion in 2019, closes the podium zone with 297 points. Brazil’s second representative in the race, Daniel Xavier is in 56th place with 278 points.
In the women’s competition, Czech Marie Horackova is in first place with 294 points. North American Casey Kaufhold and South Korean Lim Hana had the same score, but were behind Horackova, who had more arrows hit in the center of the target. Ana Luiza Caetano ended the day in 21st place with 285 points, while Fabiola Dergovics was in 48th place with 260 points.
The Vegas Shoot competition continues throughout the weekend. The last two rounds of the competition take place on Saturday and Sunday, with the results being added to that of Friday to determine the final classification.
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