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Tuyana Norpolovna Dashidorzhieva (Russian: Туяна Норполовна Дашидоржиева; born April 14, 1996) is a Russian competitive archer of Buryat ethnicity.[1] She helped her fellow compatriots and experienced Olympians Ksenia Perova and Inna Stepanova secure a historic team recurve title at the 2015 World Championships in Copenhagen, a silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and a bronze at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, completing a full set of medals throughout her sporting career in a major international competition.[2]

Tuyana Dashidorzhieva
Personal information
Full nameTuyana Norpolovna
Dashidorzhieva
Born (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 23)
Chita, Russia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country Russia
SportArchery
Event(s)Recurve
Updated on 22 February 2017.

Dashidorzhieva rose to prominence in the global archery scene at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea. There, she and her compatriots Stepanova and Anna Balsukova teamed up to defeat Mexico 6–2 for their bronze-medal triumph in the women's team recurve tournament.[3]

Shortly after the Universiade, Dashidorzhieva contributed to the Russian trio's performance by narrowly dispatching the Indian women in a tie-breaker to end a 28-year-old interlude for their country's historic team recurve crown, and secure a full quota place for Rio 2016 at the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2][4]

Dashidorzhieva was selected to compete for the Russian squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, shooting in both individual and team recurve tournaments.[5] First, Dashidorzhieva discharged 654 points to lead the Russian trio for the fifth seed heading to the knockout draw, along with her team's score of 1,938 attained in the classification round.[6] Sitting behind the South Koreans at second position in the women's team recurve, Dashidorzhieva and her teammates Stepanova and Perova could not overthrow their opponents from a possible historic streak of eight Olympic titles, as the Russian trio ended the tournament by taking the silver instead at 1–5.[7][8] Few days later, in the women's individual recurve, Dashidorzhieva fought valiantly to dispose Bhutan's Karma (7–3) from the opening round, before she succumbed to a 4–6 defeat in her subsequent match from the unheralded Chinese archer Cao Hui.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tuyana Dashidorzhieva". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Russian recurve women claim first world title in 28 years". World Archery. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Бурятские лучники завоевали ещё две медали Универсиады" [Buryat archers have won two medals at the Universiade] (in Russian). Baikal Daily. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "India women's recurve team claims silver in World Archery Championship". The Times of India. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Определен состав сборной России по стрельбе из лука на Олимпийские игры" [Russia names the archery team for the Olympics] (in Russian). Russian News Agency TASS. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Лучница Дашидоржиева призналась, что дебют на ОИ получился не таким, как она ожидала" [Tuyana Dashidorzhieva admitted that her Olympic debut turned out as a surprise] (in Russian). Rossiya Segodnya. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Archery: Women's Team Gold Medal Match". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ Ransom, Ian (7 August 2016). "Archery: Unflappable South Koreans protect proud legacy". Reuters. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Archery: Women's Individual Round of 32". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Лучница Туяна Дашидоржиева завершила выступление на Олимпиаде" [Archer Tuyana Dashidorzhieva ends her Olympic feat] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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