Estonia makes History with first medal win at the Universiade, gold in archery

The most beautiful sports tale is a family victory at the gardens of the Royal Palace of Caserta, the 2019 Universiade venue which hosted the individual and group archery finals.

The coach and her two athletes (mother, daughter and son) won the gold medal at the mixed group compound final. This is the first gold medal for Estonia, which has never taken part in the Universiade before. Robin Jaatma and Lisell Jaatma are the two gold medallist brothers who became the key players of this challenging match fought to the last shot against Taipei on July 12th, late morning.

According to Lisell, the older of the two siblings, “it is the most important victory of my whole career so far”. As for Robin, the younger brother who is currently finishing the High School, collecting at the same time important results with his bow and arrows, he considers “the indoor European junior championships” as the peak of his career.

“Our Asian rivals were strong, and this is proven by the fact that we had to reach the play-off in order to have the better of them, since we were at a tie”, admits the young Estonian athlete, student of Laboratory Biomedical Sciences in Tallinn. She is already focused on the next event “in Romania, for the European Cup”.

Post Author: Reggia di Caserta

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