China’s Li, An take SNGLRTY Prize for Precision lead after Shanghai stage

Li Zhongyuan leads recurve men’s Prize for Precision ranking after Shanghai stage.

China’s Li Zhongyuan and An Qixuan moved into the top spots in the SNGLRTY Prize for Precision rankings after strong individual results on home soil at the second stage of the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Shanghai.

Ranked ninth at the season opener, where he landed 55 arrows in the 10-ring, Li added a further 75 maximums in China to knock French Olympic medallist Jean Charles Valladont out of the precision prize lead – despite ultimately finishing just off the podium, in fourth, at stage two.

Sitting on 130 total 10s, Li has three more than five-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion Brady Ellison, who’s yet to make a final four this year.

An Qixuan lost her quarterfinal in Shanghai to Olympic Champion An San, one month after taking bronze in Antalya. She’s collected 106 10s over the two stages, one more than the recurve women’s winner at the first leg, Penny Healey.

Consistency is rewarded in the SNGLRTY Prize for Precision, which recognises the most consistent accurate archers throughout the year.

The recurve man and woman who accrue the highest number of 10s in qualifying and matchplay over the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup season will receive an exclusive Archery Edition SNGLRTY watch at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Hermosillo in September.

An Qixuan leads recurve women’s Prize for Precision ranking after Shanghai stage.

Prize for Precision standings after Shanghai

See the full SNGLRTY Prize for Precision ranking lists online.

Recurve men

  1. Li Zhongyuan, China – 130
  2. Brady Ellison, USA – 127
  3. Dhiraj Bommadevara, India – 125

Recurve women

  1. An Qixuan, China – 106
  2. Penny Healey, Great Britain – 105
  3. Elia Canales, Spain – 94


Li Zhongyuan opened his arena campaign with a near-perfect arrow in his semifinal against Marcus D’Almeida.

The world number one would ultimately prove too strong for the archer from the host nation, but his SNGLRTY #PrecisionPoint gave the Chinese crowd something to cheer for early in proceedings on the last day of competition in Shanghai.