Slovenia's Toja Ellison triumphed as the eighth seed in the women's compound event at the Indoor Archery World Series finale ©Getty Images

Briton Penny Healey clinched a surprise gold medal as she became women's recurve Indoor Archery World Series champion at the Vegas Shoot in the United States.

The 16-year-old was seeded fourth at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas for the finale of the curtailed Indoor World Series season.

She narrowly beat compatriot Bryony Pitman 6-5 in the first round, before cruising past Laura van der Winkel of The Netherlands 6-0.

Ana Rendón of Colombia was defeated 7-3 in the semi-finals, and home favourite Casey Kaufhold - the second seed - in the match for gold.

"I’m so excited and happy, I never thought this would happen," Healey said of her triumph.

"I was so nervous [in the final] that I didn't think I would get any points at all.

"This was my first gold-medal match as a senior and it means so much.

"I don't know how to explain it, I’m lost for words."

Felix Wieser of Germany was the only top seed who earned gold in Las Vegas, following up his victory in Nîmes last month.

He saw off France's Thomas Chirault 6-2 to clinch the season's title, after a comfortable run to the final.

In the compound discipline, Slovenian eighth seed Toja Ellison secured an impressive victory over last season's Archery World Cup Final runner-up Meeri-Marita Paas of Estonia in the women's event.

A 10 to finish helped the 2019 European Games gold medallist to win 144-143 in the decider.

After a second-place finish at his home World Series event in Nîmes, French men's second seed Nicolas Girard came out on top at the Vegas Shoot.

In a thrilling finish to the final, opponent Alberto Blazquez of Spain posted a perfect 30, which left Girard requiring 10 for the win.

He found the centre of the target to take the gold-medal match 147-146.