Top 5: Archery’s best-ever mixed team matches (2023 edition)
Archery’s an individual sport? Not at all.
They say teamwork makes the dream work – and that’s never been more true than in the archery arena. Communication is key, especially in the mixed team event. The challenge? There are two archers, they rotate – and there’s no time to build a rhythm alone.
Only pairs that work well together achieve results.
It’s March and to recognise gender equity month, we’re counting down five of the best mixed team matches ever.
This match was from the world youth championships in 2019. Recognise any of the archers?
It’s the under-21 final and one of the first international results for the now-mega-famous Kim Je Deok – the very same Je Deok who won two gold medals at the Olympics in Tokyo – and Casey Kaufhold, who was runner-up at the senior worlds in 2021.
Wondering what Yeom Hyejeong shouts when Je Deok takes a deep breath? “It’s okay, shoot with confidence!”