South Korea's Kim Jongho shot a perfect last six arrows to finish top of the men’s compound qualification standings at the World Archery Championships in 's-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands.
Kim scored 714 points out of a possible 720, a personal competition best, at the fields of rugby club The Dukes.
He held off world number one and home favourite Mike Schloesser, who came second with 712 points having gone into the last end of the 72-arrow 50-metres ranking round tied with Kim.
"I’m just really happy with how qualification went," Kim said.
"There was hardly any wind, so I was able to shoot a good score.
"I was able to get a good result in the ranking round so I hope to have a good result in the individual eliminations as well."
Third-ranked Braden Gellenthien of the United States scored 709 points.
A total of 42 archers scored 700 points or more during qualification.
The score to make the top-104 cut and advance to the match-play stage was 682 points.
Tanja Jensen comes out top of a crowded group at the top of compound women’s qualification at the world championships.— World Archery (@worldarchery) June 11, 2019
1. 🇩🇰 Tanja Jensen – 708
2. 🇰🇷 So Chaewon – 707 (31 Xs)
3. 🇨🇴 Alejandra Usquiano – 707 (25 Xs)#archery #wac2019 @archery2019 🏹🎯 pic.twitter.com/L5QQfTEDqa
A five-way tie for the last two places in the brackets was won by Sweden’s Linus Stromberg and 2001 world champion Dejan Sitar of Slovenia.
South Korea, the US and Turkey were the top three countries in the men’s compound team event.
France, Colombia, Denmark, The Netherlands and Mexico also received byes into the second round as top-eight qualifiers.
Kim and South Korea's top performer in women's compound qualification, So Chaewon, combined to score 1,421 points and a mixed team ranking round world record.
So finished runner-up to Denmark's Tanja Jensen with 707 points to her rival's 708, a Danish national record and competition best.
Heading into the last end of the round, there was only a single point between the two.
Both shot a 58, leaving Jensen in front.
"I’m very happy because it’s always been a challenge for me to shoot 72 arrows without making big mistakes, so I’m glad I was able to finish well and not ruin it for myself," the Dane, who shot two balanced halves of 354 points, said.
"I knew going into the last end we were really close, so I just wanted to go out there and shoot strong shots and that’s all I could have asked for.
"I missed two in the last end but it’s because they were really strong shots."
So edged Colombia's Alejandra Usquiano into second place by virtue of managing 31 Xs to the South American's 25.
Colombia led the way in the women’s compound team ranking round, followed by South Korea and India.
Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, the US and Russia also received top-eight byes in the competition.
The line-up for the men's and women's recurve team quota matches was also decided today.
The men's event pits South Korea against Bangladesh, Japan against Great Britain, China against Italy, Australia against Turkey, Chinese Taipei against France, India against Canada, the US against Kazakhstan and Ukraine against The Netherlands.
The women's competition's schedule is made up of South Korea against Spain, Russia against Japan, Britain against Italy, Mexico against Germany, Chinese Taipei against France, Belarus against India, Ukraine against Sweden and Turkey against China.
The winner of each of the matches, scheduled for tomorrow, will collect three quota places to next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The top four individual athletes from nations not qualified in the team event will collect a single space for their countries.