Lisa Barbelin, Tanja Gellenthien lead world rankings post-Europeans

Lisa Barbelin and Tanja Gellenthien at events in 2021.

French recurve archer Lisa Barbelin and Danish compounder Tanja Gellenthien, who both won individual golds at the European Championships over the weekend, have moved into the top spots in the women’s world rankings.

The latest list was issued on Monday 7 June.

Lisa Barbelin qualified France a quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as taking the continental title last week in Antalya. Her run of medals at the start of 2021 has her removing Kang Chae Young from the number one spot she had held since May 2019.

Of course, the Korean team is expected to bounce back a little in the rankings following the conclusion of this week’s tournament in Gwangju.

Tanja Gellenthien has undoubtedly been the most consistent archer on the world stage through the first two-plus months of the season.

The 25-year-old has competed at three internationals – two stages of the Hyundai Archery World Cup plus the Europeans – and made the final at each, collecting one silver and then two golds.

Mike Schloesser and Brady Ellison have retained their hold on the top positions in the men’s rankings.