24 world records broken since pandemic hiatus on recognised events ended in July

31 August 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
Barebow world records were introduced, alongside recurve and compound, for target archery early in 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devasting effect on this year’s sporting calendar. Not just cancelling the international season, the tournament hiatus meant national events were not recognised for world records between March and the start of July.

It’s been two months since recognition resumed – and since then, we’ve had 24 record scores shot.

Mike Schloesser had the most recent major record, breaking Peter Elzinga’s compound men’s mark on the 1440 Round by two, after shooting 1421 points in Boekel this past weekend. Kang Chae Young upped a long-standing distance score for recurve women at the very start of July.

And there’s been a host of the newer records on the roster – for barebows and the double 72-arrow rounds, which were only made available recently – especially at one particular tournament.

Twelve new world records were set at the USA nationals, held in Virginia in mid-August, including nine world bests across the barebow categories. World champions Brady Ellison and James Lutz, along with Casey Kaufhold, also shot top scores there.

Scroll down for a list of world records set between 1 July and 31 August 2020.

World records must be set at tournaments held to World Archery rules and registered in the World Archery calendar. Scores must be submitted by national archery federations to the World Archery office to be ratified as records.

Records ratified

The following scores have been ratified as records by the World Archery office.

Barebow men

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: John Demmer III, USA – 665 points (+6)
  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: John Demmer III, USA – 1328 points (+36)

Barebow women

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Maria Olesen, Denmark – 621 points (+9)
  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: Christina Lyons, USA – 1227 points (+147)

Barebow junior men

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Daniel Colloms, USA – 593 points (+5)
  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: Daniel Colloms, USA – 1166 points (+63)

Barebow cadet women

Barebow junior women

Barebow master men

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Wolfgang Wippel, Austria – 624 points (+2)
  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: Rick Stonebraker, USA – 1236 points (+30)

Barebow master women

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Anne Viljanen, Finland – 577 points (new)
  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: Tracey Francis, USA – 1096 points (new)

Compound men

  • Double 72-arrow 50-metre round: James Lutz, USA – 1422 points (+3)

Recurve men

  • Double 72-arrow 70-metre round: Brady Ellison, USA – 1356 points (+5)

Recurve junior men

  • Double 72-arrow 70-metre round: Jack Williams, USA – 1337 points (+3)

Recurve women

  • 36-arrow 60-metre distance score: Kang Chae Young, Korea – 354 points (+1)
  • Double 72-arrow 70-metre round: Casey Kaufhold, USA – 1338 points (+24)

Recurve junior women

  • Double 72-arrow 70-metre round: Casey Kaufhold, USA – 1338 points (+24)

Records pending

The following scores have been submitted as record claims but are yet to be ratified by the World Archery office.

Barebow cadet men

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Leo Pettersson, Sweden – 614 points (+194)

Barebow junior men

  • 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round: Leo Pettersson, Sweden – 614 points (+21)

Barebow master men

Compound men

Header picture courtesy USA Archery. Body picture via Ken Sentell/Facebook.