First 23 world records for barebow archers officially recognised

1 April 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
International rules for using barebows in target archery were approved at World Archery Congress in 2019.

The first 23 world records for barebow archers were made official on 1 April 2020, following the introduction of the bowstyle into the record books earlier this year.

It was planned to accept initial claims for indoor records on 1 April and outdoor records on 1 June. However, due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the resulting suspension of all world events, all indoor and outdoor records claimed until 31 March have been approved at the first milestone.

A total of 54 valid record claims were made.

Scores recorded by 16 archers from Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden and the USA have been accepted.

All nine confirmed outdoor records were shot at one event in New Zealand.

The world records for the barebow men’s and barebow women’s 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round stand at 566 and 543 points, shot by Theis Thormond Hjort and Claire Xie, respectively.

Twenty-one barebow world records remain unclaimed, including all 12 team records. (These must be shot at an international event.)

All records are now available to claim as normal as soon as international competition resumes. The current hiatus, implemented by World Archery due to the worldwide health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, is in place until the end of June 2020.

Barebow records

A full list of current world records is available online.

Men

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Theis Thormod Hjort, Denmark – 566 points
  • 60-arrow 25-metre ranking round: Ake Svensson, Sweden – 549 points
  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Regan Walters, New Zealand – 588 points
  • 144-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Kerry Hoole, New Zealand – 1129 points

Women

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Claire Xie, USA – 543 points
  • 60-arrow 25-metre ranking round: Monika Feterlich, Great Britain – 491 points
  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Meike Voigt, New Zealand – 545 points
  • 144-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Meike Voigt, New Zealand – 1080 points

Junior men

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Jan Bizjak, Slovenia – 503 points
  • 60-arrow 25-metre ranking round: Pavle Vujasin, Croatia – 501 points
  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Regan Walters, New Zealand – 588 points
  • 144-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Regan Walters, New Zealand – 1103 points

Junior women

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Estere Ukstina, Latvia – 489 points
  • 60-arrow 25-metre ranking round: Estere Ukstina, Latvia – 472 points
  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Lauren Emirali, New Zealand – 345 points

Cadet men

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Jan Bizjak, Slovenia – 503 points

Cadet women

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Kathryn Morton, Great Britain – 494 points

Master men

  • 60-arrow 18-metre ranking round: Rick Stonebraker, USA – 541 points
  • 60-arrow 25-metre ranking round: Pasi Ahjokivi, Finland – 536 points
  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Kerry Hoole, New Zealand – 571 points
  • 144-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Kerry Hoole, New Zealand – 1129 points

Master women