It all changed at the top of the leaderboard for the #precisionpoint prize for precision. Medellin, Columbia, which seems so long ago, ensured everything was mixed up again. It seemed like the Chinese were about to romp away with the records, but as I pointed out, the Prize for Precision is set up to be one of the most open competitions. Expect more volatility on the leaderboard as we move forward.
After Three Rounds
After three rounds, three nationalities are represented in the top three men’s and women’s competitions. There are a lot of threes in there!
Lim Shiyeon, from Korea, has catapulted to the top of the rankings with 145 bulls eyes over the three stages. Coming in second is the Mexican Alejandra Valencia, and in third place is Michelle Kroppen from Germany, the world number seven. None of these athletes have featured in the top three for the Prize For Precision this year.
All Change For The Men Too
It is all changed at the top of the table for the men’s Prize For Precision too. Brady Ellison from the United States has catapulted to the top of the leaderboard with an unfathomable 202 bulls eyes. Coming in second place is Mete Gazoz from Turkey with a still impressive 183 bulls eyes, and in joint third place, with 176 bulls eyes, is Marcus D’Almeida from Brazil and Mauro Nespoli from Italy.
Given all the changes at the top over the first three weekends of competition, we can only expect the same at this weekend’s World Championships in Berlin. This event officially kicks off the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification, so you can expect everyone to be at this competition, including SNGLRTY.
We will be there and handing out prizes on the podium to the winners of the Recurve Competitions. If you want to see one of our 2023 Archery World Championship Watches, track down Daniel; he will be happy to show you one! We have had quite a journey to get these watches to the podium, but I will share that story in another post. For the moment, we are just happy that we made the deadline.
What Else Is Happening?
Behind the scenes, we are making more changes. I have already spoken about our desire to stop funding organizations that seem to be working against the best interests of free speech. Whether we agree with what is being said or not, everyone must have the opportunity to have their voice heard. That is how we can stumble forward.
It is beyond disheartening to start to see the level of censorship at the hands of large social media organizations over the last three years. All this media manipulation has occurred at the behest of politicians for political gain. The one thing I am sure of is that those least qualified to identify the truth are politicians.
If you think I am making this up, please look at some of the work that has been done to try and Silence the likes of Alex Berenson in the USA, or the admission of Facebook that they would censor anything the politicians asked them to. In my book, this is not good, whatever way you look at it.
So, for us, it is time to move on. The key is to find platforms that at the very least, will not seek to censor speech unless proven to be illegal in a court of law. The first move has already happened, I have opened a Substack account. I have named this account “Random Time” and will feature mostly these blog posts. So if you see a reference to our Substack account and are on our blog email list, you are not missing anything.
Now, if you prefer to read on Substack, please feel free to sign up over there, and you can unsubscribe from here. Whatever happens, SNGLRTY will remain focused on each moment. The joy of now and celebrating everyone’s individuality, whether in speech or their choice of watches!
We have plans for more changes, but these will happen over time as we see where this great global debate takes us, and my time allows, between developing and making watches!
And in the spirit of free speech, all comments are welcome below.