U.S. archers had a strong showing at the Rome stop on the World Archery Indoor World Cup, with Braden Gellenthien getting his first win on the circuit in the men’s Compound Division and Alexis Ruiz winning her second straight women’s Compound title.
In the men’s Recurve (Olympic) division, Olympic bronze medalist Brady Ellison shot in his first Indoor World Cup tournament and got to the final against Canada’s Crispin Duenas.
Ellison shot well, scoring 28, 29 and 29 points in each end, but Duenas fired nine consecutive 10s to finish with a perfect 30-30-30 for three straight ends and a 6-0 final score. “I had to work hard in my first matches. Then, everything lined up as it should and I won this great gold medal,” said the winner.
Korea’s Surin Kim won her second Indoor World Cup gold in the women’s Recurve title, over Dutch shooter Gabriela Bayardo, as the Koreans went 1-3-4. Summaries:
World Archery Indoor World Cup
Rome (ITA) ~ 15-16 December 2018
(Full results here)
Men’s Recurve: 1. Crispin Duenas (CAN); 2. Brady Ellison (USA); 3. Jong Young Lee (KOR); 4. Dusol Ko (KOR). Semis: Duenas d. Lee, 7-3; Ellison d. Ko, 6-4. Third: Lee d. Ko, 6-4. Final: Duenas d. Ellison, 6-0.
Men’s Compound: 1. Braden Gellenthien (USA); 2. Martin Damsbo (DEN); 3. Sergio Pagni (ITA); 4. Kris Schaff (USA). Semis: Gellenthien d. Schaff, 150-149; Damsbo d. Pagni, 148-147. Third: Pagni d. Schaff, 149-149 (shoot-off: 10-10, closest to the center). Final: Gellenthien d. Damsbo, 148-148 (shoot-off: 10-9).
Women’s Recurve: 1. Surin Kim (KOR); 2. Gabriela Bayardo (NED); 3. Chae Young Kang (KOR); 4. Chaeyun Kim (KOR). Semis: S. Kim d. C. Kim, 6-4; Bayardo d. C. Kang, 6-4. Third: Kang d. Kim, 6-4. Final: S. Kim d. Bayardo, 6-0.
Women’s Compound: 1. Alexis Ruiz (USA); 2. Mariya Shkolna (LUX); 3. Sunniva Lislevand (NOR); 4. Yun Soo Song (KOR). Semis: Ruiz d. Song, 147-143; Shkolna d. Lislevand, 145-141. Third: Lislevand d. Song, 147-146. Final: Ruiz d. Shkolna, 147-139.