The World Archery Championships are over, but the archery season is not.
The fourth World Archery World Cup has started in Berlin (GER) with the qualification rounds held just outside the famed Olympiastadion, and spots in the World Cup Final still at stake. A strong field of 265 shooters from 50 countries are in competition, including five of the 12 individual medal winners from the 2019 Worlds:
● Brady Ellison (USA) ~ Recurve World Champion
● Ruman Shana (BAN) ~ Recurve bronze medalist
● Chien-Ling Yei (TPE) ~ Recurve World Champion
● Paige Pearce (USA) ~ Compound silver medalist
● Jyothi Surekha Vennam (IND) ~ Compound bronze medalist
Ellison has been on fire this season, winning two World Cup stages already in addition to the world title. No one has won three stages in a single season since 2016, but he could do it in Berlin.
Three of the four winners from last season’s Berlin stage are also in: Mete Gazoz (TUR: Men/Recurve), Mike Schloesser (NED: Men/Compound), and Sophie Dodemont (FREA: Women/Compound).
The Compound final will be on Saturday and the Recurve finals on Sunday at the Lilli-Henoch Sportplatz in the center of Berlin. Look for results here.