Jesus Sanchez shoots second perfect of season to win last stage of Indoor Archery World Series
Mexican compound archer Jesus Sanchez shot the second 600-point round of the season, matching Dave Cousins’ perfect score from December, to win the compound men’s event during the fourth and last remote stage of the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series.
“I’m so happy to have been able to shoot perfect. My shooting felt great, my technique was where I’ve worked on it during training and the result is what I’ve been searching for, the 600 points,” said the 25-year-old from Chihuahua.
“I think this competition has been excellent because too many events have been cancelled due to the pandemic. It’s been great to stay motivated and compare scores with archers around the world.”
Having participated each month since the circuit began, Sanchez topped fourth- and second-place finishes in December and January, respectively, with this February victory.
Ella Gibson took the top spot in the compound women’s competition.
Erik Jonsson completed his unbeaten season in the barebow men’s competition – the only archer to win all three legs coming into this month – and Iranian barebow woman Fatemeh Ghasempour won the barebow women’s stage.
British 20-year-old Ella Gibson took her first victory during this last stage, the third consecutive leg in which she has participated, but her best score came in the previous month, when she finished second to Mexico’s Fatima Neri.
She shot 596 in January but was two points back off the lead.
This time, 593 points over the 60-arrow, 18-metre round was good enough for the top spot, ahead of Paige Pearce, who shot her score at the Rushmore Rumble, and Sanne de Laat who tied one behind on 592.
“I’m really happy how I shot this weekend, considering how nervous I was and how cold it’s been here,” said Gibson.
“It was great to take part this weekend and get some competition nerves again. We haven’t had anything in the UK for a while now, competition-wise, so it was great to be able to take part in this. It was lovely to see so many people from around the world participate, too.”
An initial results list from the February remote stage of the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series is now available online.
Many scores have already been checked against the evidence submitted alongside, including pictures of target faces and scorecards, but some rankings may change slightly over the next couple of weeks. As soon as this process is complete, every single archer who competed in at least one stage of the event will receive an official circuit certificate. Notification will be sent to the email address used to register.
Archers competing in events corresponding to World Archery competition categories at the Rushmore Rumble in Yankton, USA, had their scores for the first 60 arrows of the event – which ran to rules similar to those used at the Vegas Shoot – automatically included in the results of the fourth stage of the Indoor Archery World Series, thanks to an endorsement by USA Archery.
Chris Perkins, Jacob Pettit and 14-year-old Bodie Turner, who would go on to win the youth event in Yankton, all finished three points down on 597 points. The compound men’s and compound women’s scores were normalised to World Archery rules, using the small 10-ring measuring 2-centimetres in diameter (scored as X at the tournament), rather than the National Field Archery Association’s 4-centimetre 10-ring for compounders.
Scoring for the fourth stage of the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series was split into three time zone areas: the Americas, Europe/Africa and Asia/Oceania. Here are the top results in each region.
- Recurve men: Jack Williams, USA – 592
- Recurve women: Casey Kaufhold, USA – 592 (top score)
- Compound men: Jesus Sanchez, Mexico – 600 (top score)
- Compound women: Paige Pearce, USA – 592
- Barebow men: Steve Oakley, Great Britain* – 556
- Barebow women: Olivia Artz, USA – 491
*Lives in the USA.
- Recurve men: Felix Wieser, Germany – 596
- Recurve women: Gaby Schloesser, Netherlands – 589
- Compound men: Mike Schloesser, Netherlands – 597
- Compound women: Ella Gibson, Great Britain – 593 (top score)
- Barebow men: Erik Jonsson, Sweden – 581 (top score)
- Barebow women: Fatemeh Ghasempour, Iran – 551 (top score)
Indoor Archery World Series
All four remote stages of the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series are now complete. Recap scores from November, December, January and February on the World Archery website and check the worldwide open ranking.
The final for the team event will take place remotely on 27-28 February. More news coming soon!
The 2021 Indoor Archery World Series is a mass-participation circuit of live and online archery tournaments.