Antalya, Turkey — In the final World Cup qualifying event of 2016, Korea’s Olympic Team set a new World Record for the team round with a whopping eight point edge over the previous record, also set by a Korean women’s team.
The combined scores of Ki Bo Bae, Choi Misun and Chang Hye Jin totaled a combined 2045 points at the third stage of the 2016 Hyundai Archery World Cup to beat the recurve women’s team ranking round world record by seven points, from 2038.
Korea held the previous record – and has held it since before the start of the World Cup era, when the Korean Olympic team at Athens 2004 scored 2030.
Choi Misun equalled the individual world record – 686 – in Antalya, too. It was the same score, shot by Korean Ku Bonchan, that lead the men’s event at the third Hyundai Archery World Cup stage of the year.
It is the second time in 2016 that Olympic Champion (and Choi’s teammate) Ki Bo Bae’s world-leading mark has been matched. Deepika Kumari also scored 686 at World Cup stage one in Shanghai, China.
Every current recurve world record was set with Easton’s X10 arrow, which has also won every Olympic title since its introduction at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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