Pablo Gomez shoots 717 to set under-21 world record in Cali

Pablo Gomez shoots 717 at Junior Pan Am Games.

Colombia’s Pablo Gomez has broken the compound men’s under-21 world record for qualifying, shooting 717 out of a possible 720 points at the first Junior Pan Am Games in Cali.

It puts two points on the previous world best for the 72-arrow round, which was set by Paolo Kunsch in late-2020.

“I’m very happy, satisfied with the result today,” said Pablo.

“I just broke my personal record and it feels really cool. To miss only three arrows is incredible.”

The 19-year-old’s score was only one point off the senior world record of 718.

Pablo Gomez’s 717 scoresheet.

Gomez and Maria Valentina Suarez (696) also combined to break the under-21 mixed team world record by 17.

Dafne Quintero (696), Nicholas D’Amour (679) and Casey Kaufhold (648) took the other individual top seeds at this first continental multisport event for youth athletes in the Americas.

Some 64 archers from 19 countries are taking part.

Competition in Cali continues until Sunday when all finals matches will take place.

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