Brady protects incredible Longines Prize for Precision record

Longines introduced the Prize for Precision in 2010 to celebrate the most accurate archers across the entire year. Those with the highest number of 10s through ranking round and elimination matches, accumulated at all stages and the Final of the Hyundai Archery World Cup, are awarded the prize.

Recurve archers are eligible for the award in even years and compound archers in odd years.

In 2016, Brady Ellison won the recurve men’s Longines Prize for Precision for an impeccable fourth time. He collected the accolade in 2010, 2012, 2014 and, after the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Odense, in 2016 – all four times it’s been available for the recurve divisions.

“I really like the Longines Prize for Precision for a couple of reasons. One, I’m the only person that wins it, so I really like that; that I’ve been that fortunate,” said Ellison.

“I do like that it’s a good showing for consistency over the whole season. You may not be winning tournaments but you are shooting well enough to be in the top. I think that’s cool. I like getting a watch. It gives you extra incentive to do something besides win a tournament.”

Ellison had a total of 216 10s through the 2016 circuit, 40 ahead of Chinese Taipei’s Wei Chun-Heng; third was Olympic Champion Ku Bonchan with 174.

Tan Ya-Ting won her first Longines Prize for Precision in the recurve women’s competition. She had 196 10s, ahead of Korea’s Choi Misun on 149 and Ki Bo Bae on 107.

The Hyundai Archery World Cup included legs in Shanghai, Medellin and Antalya in 2016 and concluded in Odense on 24/25 September.