Colombia's Sara López topped women's compound qualifying at the Archery World Cup in Medellin ©World Archery

Sara López delighted the Colombian home crowd by equalling her world ranking record to top the women's compound qualifying event at the Archery World Cup in Medellin.

The world number two scored 713 out of a possible 720 points to match the mark she had set in May 2015. 

Toja Ellison of Slovenia seeded second with 704 points, with Colombia’s Alejandra Usquiano third on 701.

López was successful in breaking the world ranking record in the compound women’s team with the help of her compatriots.

She was joined by Usquiano, Alexandra Sandino and Maria Suarez to score 2,112, four more than the previous record set by South Korea.

“I’m really happy," López said.

"The weather was perfect to break the records. 

"We got the team one but, unfortunately, I just managed to match the individual one."

Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands topped the men's compound qualification round with 713 out of a possible 720.

“It felt good," the world number one said.

"I struggled a little bit in the beginning with the wind, but I was making really good shots and that ended up good. 

"Second half, I started with less good shots, but I ended up in a good position."

America's Matt Sullivan shot an international personal best of 711 to qualify in second, while another Dutch athlete, Peter Elzinga, followed in third with 706 points.

The elimination rounds begin tomorrow.