South Korea’s world record holder Kang Chae Young cantered to women’s recurve gold at the World Archery Indoor Archery World Series event in Nîmes today.
Having reached the final in France for the loss of just three sets, the 22-year-old dispatched American teenage sensation Casey Kaufhold 6-2 at the Parc des Expositions.
Despite being up against such strong opposition, 14-year-old Kaufhold may have found the fashion of the loss disappointing having already won once on the Indoor World Series this season.
In an all South-Korean bronze medal match the prize went to second seed Sim Yeji, who saw off Jin Yun by an even more comfortable 7-1 margin.
South Korea also had an archer in the women’s compound final but So Chaewon fell to Germany’s Janine Meissner 149-144.
The South Korean third seed was simply out shot today and trailed from start to finish.
On the men’s side an all-American compound final was won by Braden Gellenthien.
The 32-year-old three-time team world champion again led from the start and eventually sealed victory by just one point, winning 145-144.
Dutchman Mike Schloesser won bronze with a 147-145 win over Stephan Hansen from Denmark in the third-place play-off.
South Korea picked up their second gold of the day through Lee Seung-yun in the men’s recurve.
The 2013 world archery champion, seeded third in this competition, took the title with a 6-2 win over Ukraine’s Sergii Makarevych.
An all South Korean bronze medal match was won by Oh Jin Hyek, who beat Han Jaeyeop 6-4.
With the season now coming to an end, the last event – which will also feature the World Series Finals - will go ahead in Las Vegas on February 8 and 9.