ARCHERY Preview: 14-year-old Kaufhold back in action in Rome Indoor World Cup

The World Archery Indoor World Cup has its final event of 2018 in Rome (ITA), with 638 archers competing at the Fiera di Roma Convention Center, from Friday through Sunday.

This competition is at 18 m, with a qualifying round on Friday and then elimination matches on Saturday and Sunday. It’s the third stage of the Indoor World Cup; the previous finalists:

Men/Recurve:
I: Strassen (LUX) 1. Steve Wijler (NED) 2. Tom Hall (GBR)
II: Macau (CHN) 1. Jin-Hyek Oh (KOR) 2. Jean-Charles Valladont (FRA)

Men/Compound:
I: Strassen (LUX) 1. Domagoj Burden (CRO) 2. Stephan Hansen (DEN)
II: Macau (CHN) 1. Mike Schloesser (NED) 2. Rajat Chauhan (IND)

Women/Recurve:
I: Strassen (LUX) 1. Casey Kaufhold (USA) 2. Gabriela Bayardo (NED)
II: Macau (CHN) 1. Hun-Young Jeon (KOR) 2. Mi-Jun Yun (KOR)

Women/Compound:
I: Strassen (LUX) 1. Toja Ellison (SLO) 2. Viktoria Balzhanova (RUS)
II: Macau (CHN) 1. Alexis Ruiz (USA) 2. Nur Syahidah Alim (SGP)

The U.S. will have a strong squad in Rome, with Olympic bronze medalist Brady Ellison making his Indoor World Cup debut, along with U.S. Rio Olympian Zach Garrett. The sensational winner of the women’s competition in Strassen, 14-year-old Casey Kaufhold, will compete as well. In the Compound division, U.S. stars Braden Gellenthien, Reo Wilde and Kris Schaff are all entered, as is Macau winner Alexis Ruiz and 2018 World Indoor champ Paige Pearce.

Look for results here.

The Seoul stop on the Indoor World Cup tour, scheduled for 21-23 December, has been cancelled due to insufficient entries. That leaves two events on the schedule, in Nimes (FRA) in January and Las Vegas (USA) in February.

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