Germany’s former world champion and Rio 2016 silver medallist Lisa Unruh made ominous progress today in the early rounds of the women’s recurve in the archery test event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
More than 130 athletes are taking part in the competition at Yumenoshima Archery Field, part of the "Ready Steady Tokyo" test event series for Tokyo 2020.
Unruh won her opening round in the recurve women’s individual 6-0 against New Zealand’s Olivia Hodgson, then defeated Thailand’s Narisara Khunhiranchaiy by the same score in the second round.
Jeon Ina of South Korea won her second-round match 6-0 against Russia’s Anna Balsukova.
Japan’s Waka Sonoda also progressed from the second round with a 6-4 win over Audrey Adicecom of France.
In the recurve men's individual competition, Kazakhstan’s Sanzhar Mussayev beat Jack Williams of the United States 6-2 in their second-round match.
Other men’s second-round winners included Malaysia’s Muhammad Nor Hasrin, who beat Mexico’s Luis Alvarez 6-4, Russia’s Arsalan Baldanov, who defeated Sultan Duzelbayev of Kazakhstan 6-4, Britain’s Tom Hall, who beat Crispin Duenas of Canada 7-3, and South Korea’s 2013 world individual champion and Rio 2016 team gold medallist Lee Seung-yun, who beat Britain’s Alexander Wise 7-3.