Brady Ellison dropped just two shots out of the 10-ring on the 60-arrow, 18-metre ranking round to score 598 out of 600 points and break a world record that had stood since 2001 during the first stage of the 2016/17 Indoor Archery World Cup in Marrakesh, Morocco.
“I am kind of still in shock. I’ve been shooting my bow for seven days. I threw this bow together. I have a blood blister on my middle finger. I just came here to try to get some points,” said Ellison, the men’s bronze medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“I was strictly thinking timing today. I knew the only thing to create a good score would be timing. Don’t hold long, pull up there, look at the middle and just pull through the shot.”
“I was aiming well and I was aggressive, pulling through quick. I wasn’t really moving outside the 10 too much so it was really just let the sight settle and go. Don’t hesitate and don’t hold too long and just go. You’re not here to shoot a good score so just get some arrows down and get your form back.”