Nineteen-year-old KANG Chae Young was better than Olympic Champion KI Bo Bae in the latter’s return to international competition at Shanghai 2015 – but Zahra NEMATI stole the show, setting a new para world record in qualification.
Despite only arriving the night before the Shanghai qualification phase, the USA’s Braden GELLENTHIEN ripped off a tight 713 to lead the compound men’s ranking round.
Tussles at the top saw OH Jin Hyek, KU Bonchan and KIM Woojin all lead the recurve men’s ranking throughout the round – but Woojin finished in first at Shanghai.
World champion team Colombia – spurred on by a personal best from Maja MARCEN – trailed the Russians by a point in the team seedings after qualification at the first World Cup stage of the year.
Last autumn, the Incheon 2014 Asian Games – which included compound as well as recurve archery – saw the emergence of some smaller archery nations from the region.
The Land of Happiness sent a compound team to an Archery World Cup for the first time – while recurve archer Kinley TSHERING showed off a very special, pink, bow in Shanghai.
France’s Romain GIROUILLE’s last world event was the London 2012 Olympic Games. He’s back on the competition field, three years later, at Shanghai 2015.
The first Archery World Cup stage of the season runs this week in the financial capital of Shanghai. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the start of this year’s international circuit.
Over the past decade and thanks to the Archery World Cup, World Archery has seen the level of its international athletes increase as steadily as participation figures – and will hold its biggest World Archery Championships ever in the summer.
After a disappointing 2014, former world number one Deepika KUMARI is to lead India’s recurve women at the first two Archery World Cup stages.