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Juan Ignacio Rodríguez Liebana (born June 19, 1992) is a Spanish competitive archer.[1] He won a silver medal as a member of the nation's archery squad at the 2013 Mediterranean Games and at the 2015 European Games.[2] Since his sporting debut as a 19-year-old, Fernandez currently trains under the tutelage of his Korean-born coach Cho Hyung-mok for the Spanish team, while shooting at a local archery range in his native Las Rozas de Madrid.[2]

Juan Ignacio Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Juan Ignacio Rodríguez Liebana
Born (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 25)
Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Archery
Event(s) Recurve
Club Rozas Archery
Coached by Cho Hyung-mok
Updated on 18 February 2017.

Rodríguez rose to prominence in the international archery scene, when he and his compatriots Antonio Fernández and eventual individual champion Miguel Alvariño obtained a silver medal in the men's team recurve final against Ukraine at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.[3] He promptly followed the team archery results by helping the Spaniards secure a full quota spot for Rio 2016 at the World Championships few months later in Copenhagen, Denmark, booking his country's maiden appearance in an Olympic archery competition since 1992.[2][4]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rodríguez was selected to compete for Spain in both individual and team recurve tournaments.[2] First, he led the Spanish trio by compiling a total of 1,986 points to finish eighth in the ranking round, along with his individual score of 678 as the tenth seed heading to the knockout stage.[5] In the men's team recurve, Rodríguez and his compatriots Fernández and Alvariño bowed out to the Dutchmen in the opening round of the tournament, conceding a slick 1–5 defeat.[6] Few days later, in the men's individual recurve, Rodríguez avenged his team's early exit by easily dispatching Malaysia's Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Belgium's Robin Ramaekers through the opening rounds, before he was disposed with a 3–7 score by Japanese archer and London 2012 silver medalist Takaharu Furukawa in his succeeding match.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Juan Ignacio Rodríguez". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Spain's squad for the Sambodromo named". World Archery. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Plata para el equipo masculino español de tiro con arco en los Juegos Europeos" [Silver for the Spanish team in men's archery at the European Games] (in Spanish). 20 minutos. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Meet the team: Spain’s Rio-bound recurvers". World Archery. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Antonio Fernández y Juan Ignacio Rodríguez acceden a octavos" [Antonio Fernández and Juan Ignacio Rodríguez advanced to the top eight] (in Spanish). Spain: Ideal. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Archery: Men's Team Quarterfinal". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Archery: Men's Individual Round of 16". Rio 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Antonio Fernández y Juan I. Rodríguez caen en octavos de final" [Antonio Fernández and Juan Ignacio Rodríguez fell in the round of 16] (in Spanish). Diario de León. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 

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