With a record 585 competitors from more than 90 nations, the World Archery World Championship in Copenhagen this past week saw Team Easton shooters exclusively armed with Easton X10 and X10 Pro Tour shafts sweep the vast majority of the World Titles contested.
Adding a second World Recurve Champion title to his resume, Korea’s Kim Woo Jin dominated his match after a tough qualifier in heavy wind, with his final taking place in front of a screaming, sold-out crowd.
Shooting a perfect 10-10-10 in his final set, Kim took the championship against Netherlands standout and fellow Team Easton shooter Rick Van der Ven, while Team Easton’s Takaharu Furukawa shot his X10’s and Easton Contour stabilizers to take the bronze.
Earlier in the day, Kim led his Korean teammates Oh Jin Hyek and Ku Bonchan to victory in the gold medal Team match, defeating Italy decisively despite a standout effort by Easton shooter David Pasqualucci.
In the race for the women’s recurve title, Korean 2012 Olympic Champion Ki Bo Bae took the gold medal in a clutch match against her opponent and fellow Team Easton shooter Lin Shia-Chia of Chinese Taipei. Korea’s Choi Miyun won the bronze medal. All the recurve finalists chose the invincible Easton X10 for their title bids, including the Russian Federation women, taking their first world title in 28 years.
In the hotly contested compound title matches, X10 Pro Tour shooters took a majority of the individual medals awarded, including an historic women’s Gold Medal title for Korea’s Kim Yun Hee, defeating fellow Team Easton shooter Crystal Gauvin in the gold medal final. Bronze was taken by Easton shooter Sara Lopez of Colombia.
Easton congratulates all competitors for their inspirational performances in Copenhagen.