4 mixed teams set qualification world records in Berlin

The top seeded mixed teams in Berlin from Korea and the Netherlands set archery’s first official ranking round world records for the pairs event at the fourth stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany.

The records were officially added to the rulebook by World Archery’s executive board before the tournament; previous scores were not claimable.

Dutch archers Mike Schloesser and Jody Vermeulen scored a combined 1410 out of a possible 1440 points for the compound 50-metre ranking round.

“I knew that I was shooting good but it’s always nice if your mixed team companion also shoots really good,” said Schloesser.

Recurve archers Chang Hye Jin and Lee Woo Seok of Korea scored a combined 1338 points to lead the 70-metre ranking round.

Both results have been ratified as the first official world records for mixed teams in qualification. Subsequent scores will have to be higher in order to be claimed and ratified as world records.

Additional records were set in the junior categories, for mixed teams in which both athletes were under the age of 21.

Mete Gazoz and Yasemin Anagoz, Turkey’s two Olympians at Rio 2016, seeded third with 1307 points after Gazoz led the recurve men in Berlin. Both are 19 years old.

Norway’s Anders Faugstad, 18, and Sunniva Lislevand, 19, scored 1382 to seed 15th in the compound mixed team event in their World Cup debut – and set the fourth world record of the tournament.

The fourth stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup takes place in Berlin, Germany on 16 to 22 July.