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    Paul Marton de la Cruz bags second gold medal in Asia Cup archery at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium

    Apr 9, 2018

    PAUL Marton De La Cruz won his second gold medal in the Asia Cup-Stage 2 archery competition, topping the Olympic round of the individual men’s compound event on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

    De La Cruz defeated Chen Hsiang-Hsuan of Chinese Taipei in the gold medal shoot-off, 10- 9.

    After 15 arrows, De La Cruz and Chen were tied at 143 forcing a shoot-off to determine the winner.

    De la Cruz captured his first gold in the individual men’s compound qualification on Friday, giving the Filipino archer the top seed and a first-round bye in the Olympic round.

    He also beat two Chinese Taipei archers, edging Pan Yu Ping in the second round, 144-140, and Lin Hsin-Min in the quarterfinals, before defeating Aman Saini of India, 148-146, in the semifinal round.

     

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