Kim Jongho wins Shanghai stage Prize for Precision

Korea’s Kim Jongho was awarded the Prize for Precision at the first stage of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Shanghai, China, after shooting 127 total 10s through qualification and third-round-plus matchplay, the most of any of the compound men.

Bronze medallist Braden Gellenthien came a close second with 126 10s.

Mike Schloesser and second-place-finisher Federico Pagnoni also bronze the 100-mark, recording 121 and 117, respectively.

Kim Jongho also won individual gold at the stage and secured his invitation to the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey, according to the new rules for this season.

The Longines Prize for Precision is an annual competition split into two parts.

The most accurate archer, measured by the number of 10s shot in tournament, in one division at each of the four stages is awarded a stage prize. The Shanghai award was for compound men; Antalya will be for compound women, Salt Lake City for recurve men and Berlin for recurve women.

The most accurate archers in one of the two divisions, recurve or compound alternating each year, over the whole season receive awards at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final; the 2018 awards are for recurve archers.

Kim Woojin (84) and Chang Hye Jin (65) lead the lists after the first stage.

Brady Ellison, who has won the Longines Prize for Precision each of the previous four times it has been awarded to recurve men (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016), sits in fourth (63) after one event.

The Longines Prize for Precision awards the most accurate athletes on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit.