Choi Misun takes Shanghai stage Longines Prize for Precision

Choi Misun of Korea was awarded the Longines Prize for Precision for recurve women at the second stage of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Shanghai, China with a 10-rate of 50% at the event.

“I wasn’t expecting this – I was very surprised when I heard,” she said. “I’ll have to start calculating the percentage now.”

This season’s stage awards are decided on the percentage of 10s shot during the individual competition, qualification and matchplay, to remove bias from the set system. Choi, despite finishing eighth in the competition, had the highest 10-rate after qualifying as the top seed.

She was upset in the quarterfinals by Tomomi Sugimoto, who would go on to lose to Kang Chae Young in the final.

Kang, winner of the first two Hyundai Archery World Cup stages in 2019, finished second in the Prize for Precision rankings in Shanghai with 47%, Sugimoto was third with 41%.

The Prize for Precision will be awarded to the compound man who shoots the highest percentage of 10s at stage three of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey.

This year’s season-long awards are open to the compound men and compound women categories.

The Longines Prize for Precision was launched in 2010 to reward the most accurate archers each year of the Hyundai Archery World Cup.