Making the switch
Jan05

Making the switch

Crystal Gauvin is no stranger to the World Cup circuit; she has been consistently in contention at the top of the women’s compound division for the last few years. Currently ranked second in the world, she decided to make the switch to recurve. We asked her about the good, the bad and the ugly side of doing so.   I think everyone knows making the switch from compound to recurve isn’t an easy one. However, in my journey from a...

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And then there was Kim Woojin
Aug05

And then there was Kim Woojin

With an incredible score of 700 points Kim Woojin (KOR) broke the four year old record, set by his fellow country men Im Dong Hyun in London 2012, and topped the leader board after the ranking round. Kim Woojin showing he is still #1 With a few men exchanging the lead after the first few ends it could be anyones record. However as the Woojin train got going he took the lead once again and never looked back. Kim Woojin had previously...

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Olympic Debutant Captures European Youth Title
Jul25

Olympic Debutant Captures European Youth Title

Spain’s Adriana Martin beat Bryony Pitman in the recurve junior women’s final, 7-3.   “In just one season, I’ve achieved nearly more than in all my years of shooting,” said Adriana. “I’ve always had good results but never won a medal especially not a gold.” Martin qualified third at the 2016 European Youth Archery Championships in Bucharest, two spots behind another Rio-bound junior archer in Yasemin Anagoz, from Turkey, pictured...

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All for one and all for the Koreans
Jun21

All for one and all for the Koreans

At the biggest and hottest World Cup ever (so far) in Antalya, Turkey, there was a lot at stake for many nations. It was a week of joy for some and tears for many, announced retirements and a great display of archery by the Korean athletes. Here are some photos and facts to summon up the week. Colombian Sara Lopez keeps her winning streak Being the longest number one seed in the history of the World Cups and probably with the longest...

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Posterboy wins European Champs
May31

Posterboy wins European Champs

At the 2016 European Archery Championships in Nottingham, England, reigning World Archery Field Champion JC Valladont put in a determined performance to oust 16-year-old Mete Gazoz. The podium for the finals was situated at Old Market Square in the city centre in Nottingham and was packed for recurve Sunday. Both JC and Mete shot two 10s and a nine to open the match. While Mete kept the same score in the second set, JC shot one point...

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Review highlights Shanghai 2016
May03

Review highlights Shanghai 2016

With the sun setting in Shanghai it is time to look back and reflect on a great starter of the World Cup season 2016. Well….. at least for some. The week had everything; rain, sun, drama, world records and happy faces at the end. It is going to be one to remember. Without going in to too much details here is a summary of the interresting happenings during the week. Qualification Deepika Kumari came close to shooting a world...

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