‘The Admiral’ back from stormy waters: the return of PJ Deloche
May11

‘The Admiral’ back from stormy waters: the return of PJ Deloche

“When I was a child, I wasn’t an archer. I was living things, doing everything. I joined the Navy and saved lives at sea. I’m taking care of my family – those who are left. I trust my ability to continue something good in archery, but it will be how I want it to be:  bright, funny and pleasant. Too many bad things happened. No more. I’m breathing again, almost normally. Let’s see what’s next in the archery world, there’s a...

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2017 Outdoor season preview
May08

2017 Outdoor season preview

It’s May, and the 2017 international outdoor season is about to start in full. One of the most packed schedules ever seen will climax with the World Championships in Mexico City in mid-October. Before that there’s an intriguing Hyundai World Cup calendar to enjoy with two new(ish) venues and a spectacular final in Rome. Shanghai is the perennial season opener, and since last year boasting a new finals field on the Lujiazui...

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Stellar Korean team to challenge outdoors in 2017
Apr27

Stellar Korean team to challenge outdoors in 2017

With 13 Olympic medals, 28 World Championship medals, 9 world records and 14 World Cup medals between them, the Korean frontline team for 2017 is an extraordinary force. Retaining all of the gold medal winning Rio women’s team, and featuring just one rookie – the Korean army team’s Kim Jongho – this is one of the finest fields assembled for a World Championship year. After a three stage selection process, 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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Happy 2017
Jan06

Happy 2017

First let me start by wishing all of you a fantastic new year. After the archery craze of last year I hope this one will be even crazier. With four world Cups plus a final, three world championships, World Games and some European championships (indoor and field) I feel my wish for another crazy one is granted. I cannot wait for things to come. Will the Koreans continue to dominate or will someone else step up? I don’t dare making any...

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