Brady Ellison ranked world number one for the first time since March 2013

18 June 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland
Updated world ranking lists were released on the Monday after the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships.

Brady Ellison is back in the number one spot in the recurve men’s world rankings for the first time since March 2013 following his win at the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and the release of a new list on Monday 17 June.

With individual gold, he accrued enough ranking points to overtake the previous leader Lee Woo Seok. The Korean 21-year-old seeded first at the championships but finished only 17th.

Ellison first became world number one in August 2010 and his last stint at the top lasted 590 days from August 2011.

Recurve men’s silver medallist Khairul Anuar Mohamad is up 14 places to eighth, bronze medallist Ruman Shana up 26 spots to number 14.

Kang Chae Young retained her number one ranking in the recurve women’s list, even though she finished second at the worlds. Gold medallist Lei Chien-Ying jumped up 16 places to sixth.

Sara Lopez and Mike Schloesser remain the top-ranked compound athletes.

New World Archery Champions James Lutz and Natalia Avdeeva are up to sixth and ninth, respectively.

Lutz entered the compound men’s ranking at 34 when he won the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Antalya and moved up 28 places with gold at the world championships, his second-ever international tournament.

Avdeeva moved up 24 places with her worlds win.

Compound women’s silver medallist Paige Pearce remained ahead of Natalia, up 16 places to number six.

The 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships took place on 10-16 June in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.