Brady Ellison is the only recurve archer in World Cup history to have won two back-toback finals, but after Lausanne 2014 he is now also the only archer to have three World Cup titles.
Brady’s challenging first round match with defending champion Oh Jin Hyek led to a close shoot-off. In the next round, Rick Van Der Ven, the London 2012 semi-finalist, was beaten in five sets which led Brady to the final against Marcus Dalmeida. As the youngest archer ever to qualify for a World Cup final and the only archer to have not lost a set in his previous two matches, the 16-year-old looks to be heading for breaking a number of records himself. They won a set each and drew two as Brady’s linecutter was not upgraded. This led to a dramatically close final when both archers hit a nine in the shootoff, but in the end Brady’s was closer. The full shoot report will be featured in the next issue – don’t miss it!