MEDELLIN, Colombia- With the final event of the four-stage Archery World Cup taking place this past week, the pressure was on every shooter to try to earn a slot at the World Cup Finals scheduled for this October in Mexico. Once again, Team Easton produced the results that swept the entire recurve field, and saw yet another new World Record with the Easton X10 from Colombian compound star Sara Lopez—the most-winning archer in World Cup history
Lopez shot a perfect 150-12X to edge the record from American archer Linda Ochoa-Anderson, whose achievement, also set with the X10, stood for nearly five years. Her new World Record matches that of the men’s compound, shot by American archer Reo Wilde, also with the X10, in 2015 at the World Cup in China. Lopez won herself a slot for the World Cup finals, an event she has won numerous times, on her way to the podium in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. In Men’s compound, ’Mister Perfect’ Mike Schloesser once again took pole position in the qualification round with his ongoing streak of #1 slots at World Cups, making this seven in a row since 2019.
Recurve action saw the return of Team Korea to the top of the podium, with World #1 recurve man KIM Woojin winning the gold medal and Olympic star AN San taking her first win nearly one-year to the day of her Olympic Gold Medal anniversary. Recurve mixed team saw Taiwan’s LEI Chien-ying and TANG Chih-chun beat USA’s Casey Kaufold and Brady Ellison for the Gold Medal in a spectacular match after Team USA beat Korea in the preliminary rounds.
Easton X10 shooters took all 30/30 medals in the 70-meter recurve event, and 20/30 in the 50-meter compound round.
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