Sally Park receives World Archery women’s award for 2017

Park Young Sook received the World Archery Women’s Award 2017 for her outstanding contribution and remarkable services to archery – as an athlete, a coach and a judge – and becoming a role model for many in the archery family.

Known as Sally, the Olympian was a member of the first-ever Korean female team to compete in the world championships in Berlin in 1979. She was back in the German capital in 2017, serving as an international judge at the last stage of the season's Hyundai Archery World Cup.

Sally competed at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics.

She went on to train the Italian recurve women's team that won gold at the World Archery Championships in Turin, Italy in 2011, and worked with the Singaporean team and Korean youth squad.

Her last coaching position was in Africa, where she coached Areneo David to become Malawi’s first archery Olympian at Rio 2016.

Sally’s award was collected on her behalf by representatives from the Korean Archery Association.

The Member Association and Female Athletes’ award for highest female participation in international events in 2015 and 2016 was also announced during the Mexico City 2017 World Archery Congress:

  • =1. India 
  • =1. United States of America 
  • 2. Mexico 
  • 3. Colombia 

Prof Dr Ugur Erdener presented the 2015, 2016, 2017 nations awards to the most successful national teams on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit.

Nations Award 2015

  • 1. United States of America 
  • 2. Korea 
  • 3. Colombia 

Nations award 2016

  • 1. Korea 
  • 2. United States of America 
  • 3. India 

Nations award 2017

  • 1. Korea 
  • 2. United States of America 
  • 3. Denmark 

Dr Emin Ergen was named Honorary Chair of the Medical and Sports Sciences Committee for his years of exemplary service as chairman of the World Archery permanent committee.

The 2017 Congress runs 13/14 October and 2017 Hyundai World Archery Championships runs 15-22 October in Mexico City, Mexico.