Well, that happened quickly! It seems like only yesterday I was getting my head around the rules for the SNGLRTY Prize for Precision. Now, this weekend, the prizes will be awarded. The question is, who is in the running after the last round in France?
Korean breakout star Lim Sihyeon retained her 16-count lead in the SNGLRTY Prize for Precision rankings despite being eliminated at the fourth stage of the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Paris, France.
The Paris tournament, which acted as the test event for the Olympics next year, saw the top of the men’s Prize for Precision leaderboard change.
Brady Ellison dropped two spots from the lead to third, Lee Woo Seok accrued a season-high 99 perfect shots to jump into second and Mauro Nespoli, the eventual fourth-place finisher in the tournament, pushed ahead in the season-long race to be the most consistently accurate archer on the shooting line.
The rules are simple: archers are ranked on the total number of 10s they shoot in qualifying and eliminations on the circuit. It sounds simple, but it allows for plenty of action on the leaderboard.
The two recurve archers that are top of the board after the last event – the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Hermosillo – will receive an exclusive limited edition Archery SNGLRTY watch.
After years of bubbling potential, Marcus D’Almeida proved he belongs among the world’s best with his first-ever international win at the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Paris in 2022. Back in the arena once again in 2023, he faced Lee Woo Seok in the recurve men’s semifinal.
The back-and-forth affair would go the way of the Korean archer, with Marcus eventually taking bronze.
But his opener in the fourth set, a near-perfect arrow sent down the 70-metre range, is the SNGLRTY #PrecisionPoint – and we can’t wait to see more of these in the Olympic venue when the Games in Paris roll around next summer. Marvel at this little section of video.
Prize for Precision standings after Paris
You can follow the SNGLRTY Prize for Precision ranking lists online at the World Archery website. After Paris, these are the top three for the men and the women.