POSTED: Monday April 30th 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Korea dominates recurve finals at 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup tour opening in Shanghai

The Korean recurve team wins all five available gold medals; Colombia's Sara Lopez regains world #1 ranking with Shanghai victory.

Korea’s recurve men's team Oh Jin Hyek, Kim Woojin and Lee Woo Seok
Korea’s recurve men's team Oh Jin Hyek, Kim Woojin and Lee Woo Seok

World #1 Sara Lopez from Colombia
World #1 Sara Lopez from Colombia

Recurve men's finalists Kim Woojin (KOR) and Brady Ellison (USA)
Recurve men's finalists Kim Woojin (KOR) and Brady Ellison (USA)

Kim Woojin, Chang Hye Jin, Kim Jongho and Sara Lopez became the first athletes to book spots for the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Samsun at the circuit's first stage of the season in Shanghai, China on 28/29 April.

A new rule introduced for 2018 sees victors at each of the four legs be awarded places rather than having to wait until the points are decided at the conclusion of the year.

"I don't think I am the best yet, but when my archery career is over I want to have been the best in history," said world number one recurve man Kim Woojin after an impressive win over Brady Ellison in the final.

Other highlights included Chang Hye Jin's incredible perfect set in the recurve women’s final, when she shot three arrows within the X10 ring (a group measuring three centimetres across) at 70 metres; Lopez' victory putting her back to the top of the world rankings, and the emergence of China's An Qixuan - shooting for gold at her first international event - and Vanessa Landi.

The second stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup starts on 20-26 May in Antalya, Turkey.

SHANGHAI 2018 RESULTS:

RECURVE MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Kim Woojin (KOR)
2. Brady Ellison (USA)
3. Lee Woo Seok (KOR)

RECURVE WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Chang Hye Jin
2. An Qixuan (CHN)
3. Vanessa Landi (ITA)

RECURVE MEN TEAM
1. Korea
2. Japan
3. Germany

RECURVE WOMEN TEAM
1. Korea
2. Chinese Taipei
3. China

RECURVE MIXED TEAM
1. Korea
2. Turkey
3. Indonesia

COMPOUND MEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Kim Jongho
2. Federico Pagnoni (ITA)
3. Braden Gellenthien (USA)

COMPOUND WOMEN INDIVIDUAL
1. Sara Lopez (COL)
2. Chen Yi-Hsuan (TPE)
So Chaewon (KOR)

COMPOUND MEN TEAM
1. Russia
2. Chinese Taipei
3. Netherlands

COMPOUND WOMEN TEAM
1. USA
2. Korea
3. France

COMPOUND MIXED TEAM
1. Denmark
2. Korea
3. India

Complete results, news and photos at https://bit.ly/2HBhHVa

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