Ku Bonchan out, Oh Jin Hyek very much in as Korea chooses its 2017 squad
Mar23

Ku Bonchan out, Oh Jin Hyek very much in as Korea chooses its 2017 squad

  This time every year, the Korea Archery Association picks its archery squads for the upcoming outdoor season. For recurves, it is a notoriously tough test; eleven rounds over seven shooting days including many different scored rounds and tournaments. It’s as much a test of mental endurance as physical shooting stamina; it’s noticeable how older hands seem to find an extra gear in later rounds where the...

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Ki Bo Bae: “Being a member of the national team is like asking for the moon.”
Jan30

Ki Bo Bae: “Being a member of the national team is like asking for the moon.”

Ki Bo Bae took home a team gold and individual bronze from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The first was less of a surprise, but another individual gold medal would have elevated her to the archery gods; no-one has ever defended an individual archery title in the history of the Olympic Games. It wasn’t to be, as she was beaten by her teammate Chang Hyejin in a high-pressure semifinal. She opened up to Korean media Sisa Press about...

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Ellison: “Plans for 2017? Win everything, I guess.”
Jan23

Ellison: “Plans for 2017? Win everything, I guess.”

After a spectacular 2016, Brady Ellison opened 2017 with an incredible statement: breaking his own indoor world record in Nimes. In the ranking round he shot 599 out of 600 with a perfect second half, the very last arrow just half a shaft inside the line – to pandemonium in the hall. He continued his form in the individual rounds, but was just beaten – by millimeters – in a semifinal shoot-off by the 2012 Olympic...

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