Tim Jevsnik shoots 1427/1440 for first career world record

Tim Jevsnik poses with 1427 points on the board.

Slovenian international Tim Jevsnik shot 50-metre rounds of 715 and 712 points during a domestic selection event in Stožice yesterday for 1427 in total and a new compound men’s world record for the double 50-metre qualifying round.

“There are some things you dream about as a kid and being a holder of a world record is definitely one of them,” he said.

Jevsnik put three points on the previous world-best score (1424), which had been set by former World Archery Champion Jimmy Lutz in August 2022, despite less-than-perfect conditions during the event.

“There were some shots where I felt the rain was blocking a clear view to the target with the clarifier and scope lens being wet,” he said. “But I cannot say I didn’t enjoy it.”

The 20-year-old displayed promise on the international scene in 2023, making the quarterfinals of last year’s Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Shanghai and the last 16 at the world championships. Over the winter 18-metre season, he added a fourth in Nimes and an appearance in the championship shootdown at the Vegas Shoot.

“Indoors recently became a very strict game where shooting perfect is the only option so I guess my mindset from indoors transferred to outdoors pretty well,” said Jevsnik.

Slovenia is expected to send a team to the first stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Shanghai in late April.