British 19-year-old Ella Gibson shoots world-record 596-point indoor qualification

British archer Ella Gibson has set a new compound women’s world record for the 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round, scoring 596 out of a possible 600 points during qualification at the GT Open.

As Gibson is only 19 years of age, the score will also be ratified as a junior record.

The previous mark of 595 points was shot by the USA’s Erika Jones at the World Archery Indoor Championships in Nimes in 2014.

Gibson shot her first international senior season in 2019.

She made the second round in her first two Hyundai Archery World Cup stage appearances and finished ninth at the third in Berlin. Paired with James Mason at the latter, she won the mixed team title.

It was Great Britain’s first gold medal on the international archery circuit in seven years.

Ella currently sits at 29th in the compound women’s world rankings. This record indicates she might well climb much higher than that.

A second record score was shot on the same target at the GT Open.

Brazilian para archer Jane Karla Gogel totalled 575 points for her raking round, three more than the compound women’s open worlds record held by Maria Andrea Virgilio since February 2019.

Competition at the GT Open continues with two more rounds of qualification on Saturday 23 November.

The second event of the 2020 Indoor Archery World Series is the GT Open on Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November 2019.