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Luis Eduardo Vélez Sánchez (born 26 July 1986, in Guadalajara, Jalisco)[1] is an athlete from Mexico, who competes in archery.

Eduardo Vélez
Eduardo Vélez en 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full nameLuis Eduardo Vélez Sánchez
Born26 July 1986 (1986-07-26) (age 33)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

2008 Summer OlympicsEdit

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Vélez finished his ranking round with a total of 660 points, which gave him the 24th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Vic Wunderle in the first round. Wunderle was only the 41st seed, but already had a lot of experience and showed that in the confrontation with Vélez. Wunderle won the game with 106-102.[2]

2012 Summer OlympicsEdit

At the 2012 Summer Olympics Vélez competed in both the men's individual and the men's team events.[3] In the individual event, he was 26th after the ranking round. He faced Milad Vaziri in the first knockout round, winning 7-1.[4] He was then knocked out by eventual bronze medallist Dai Xiaoxiang, 6-0.[4]

In the team event, Mexico beat Malaysia 216 - 211 in the first round.[5] They went on to beat France 220 - 212 in the quarterfinals, before losing 215 - 217 to Italy in the semifinal.[5] Mexico faced South Korea in the bronze medal shoot-off, losing 219-224.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luis Eduardo Velez – Archery – Olympic Athlete". 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ Athlete biography: Eduardo Velez Archived 7 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug, 19 2008
  3. ^ "Luis Eduardo Vélez Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b "individual (FITA Olympic round - 70m) men results - Archery - London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "team (FITA Olympic round - 70m) men results - Archery - London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016.