Iranian compound men’s team defeated Canada to win gold medal in the Copenhagen 2015 World Archery Championships on Saturday.
Iran’s trio – Esmaeil Ebadi, Amir Kazempour and Majid Gheidi – won their first two matches against Venezuela and Colombia by one point, 228-227.
In the semis, the trio beat Italy by two, 226-224.
Drawn at 226, the final match went to a tiebreaker.
In the shoot-off, Canada started with a nine, then Esmaeil Ebadi had a 10 for Iran – and those first arrows set the tone, worldarchery.org reported.
While the Canadians would follow with 10-10, neither Amir Kazempour nor Majid Gheidi – Ebadi’s Iranian teammates – would miss the middle either.
Ebadi, Kazempour and Gheidi won the tiebreaker with a perfect 30 points, for just the second time in the match, to Canada’s 29 – and won Iran’s first ever world title.
The World Archery Championships 2015 was the biggest championship in history. More than 600 archers from 96 nations were competing for glory in Copenhagen.