Veronika Marchenko (archer)
|Full name||Veronika Serhiyivna Marchenko|
|Born||3 April 1993|
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
|Updated on 22 February 2017.|
Veronika Serhiyivna Marchenko (Ukrainian: Вероніка Сергіївна Марченко; born 3 April 1993) is a Ukrainian competitive archer. She has collected a career total of six medals (four golds and two bronze) in a major international competition, spanning the World Indoor Championships, the European Games, and the European Championships.
Marchenko rose to prominence on the global archery scene at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Nimes, France. There, she and her compatriots Lidiia Sichenikova and Anastasia Pavlova powered past the German women (234–220) on a tactical 14-point advantage to capture the team recurve title (234–220). Marchenko also added the bronze to the trio's career treasury by ousting the neighboring Russia in a high-quality 5–4 shoot-off at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Marchenko was selected to compete for the Ukrainian squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, shooting in both individual and team recurve tournaments. Two months before her maiden Games, she commanded the Ukrainian trio in thrashing the Estonian side for one of three women's team spaces at the World Archery Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey. Marchenko opened the tournament by discharging a total of 630 points, 15 perfect tens, and 6 bull's eyes to seal the thirtieth seed heading to the knockout draw from the classification round, along with the trio's cumulative score of 1,890. Sitting at eighth in the women's team recurve, Marchenko, along with Pavlova and Sichenikova, slipped out of their initial round match to a convincing 2–6 defeat from the ninth-seeded Japanese women. In the women's individual recurve, Marchenko successfully overcame Estonia's Laura Nurmsalu for a comfortable 6–0 victory in the opening round, before she faced a 2–6 conquest in her subsequent match from the defending champion Ki Bo-bae of South Korea.
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- "Baku 2015: Italy twice, Spain, Ukraine and Germany win gold". World Archery. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
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- "6 teams claim Rio 2016 berths at final world qualifier". World Archery Federation. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Рио-2016. Украинки Павлова, Марченко и Сиченикова заняли 29-е, 30-е и 31-е место в квалификации по стрельбе из лука" [Rio 2016: Ukraine's Pavlova, Marchenko, and Sichenikova takes the twenty-ninth, thirtieth, and thirty-first seed in the archery ranking round] (in Ukrainian). Tribuna. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Archery: Women's Team Round of 16". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
- "Женская сборная по стрельбе из лука уступает в 1/8 финала" [The women's archery team lost the round of 16 match] (in Ukrainian). Isport.ua. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Archery: Women's Individual Round of 32". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Олимпиада-2016: Вероника Марченко дала бой трехкратной олимпийской чемпионке" [2016 Olympics: Veronika Marchenko lost the match to the defending champion] (in Ukrainian). Segodnya. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
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