“I wanted to win, but I did not expect I could really achieve my aim, and above all to defeat a South Korean, one of the best athletes in the world. I respect all my rivals in today’s competition, especially the whole team from South Korea, one of the strongest in this sport, a discipline in which precision and concentration are the most important features”.
Mexican Andrea Maya Becerra Arzigaga, gold medallist in Women’s individual compound archery, was really surprised and excited during the competition which took place on July 12th in the front gardens of the Royal Palace of Caserta. “I already knew my rival, South Korean So Chaewon, but I managed not to get frightened, and I shot well: maybe this time the weather conditions favoured me, making the difference”, says the young athlete at the end of the match.
She is at her first Universiade, and her first year of college in International Relations. Arzigaga has been wanting to come to Italy: “With this gold medal I can represent my Country and my university, which I am really proud of. Moreover, I also realized another dream: to visit Rome, Pompeii, this beautiful Royal Palace and Naples. I surely will come back”, she assured.