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compound men
Verma anchored the Indian mixed team to a bronze medal at each of the four stages of the international circuit in 2018. He also took individual silver in Salt Lake City – and a bronze medal at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in his second appearance at that event.
Match Wins: 63.00%
Average Arrow: 9.74
World Ranking: 8
Another Hyundai Archery World Cup Final appearance for Gellenthien, who had bronze medals at each of the first two stages of the international tour – and maintained his spot high in the world rankings.
Match Wins: 72.00%
Average Arrow: 9.75
World Ranking: 3
Schaff made the most of his first appearance at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final, beating Mike Schloesser, Kim Jongho and Demir Elmaagacli on the way to his first circuit title.
Match Wins: 66.00%
Average Arrow: 9.78
World Ranking: 5
Gold medals at the Hyundai Archery World Cup stages in Antalya and Berlin kept Schloesser in the number one spot in the world rankings. He also became the second compound archer in history to complete the world championship triple in 2018, adding the field title to the indoor he collected earlier in the year and the outdoor he won in 2013.
Match Wins: 72.00%
Average Arrow: 9.85
World Ranking: 1
Outside of a gold medal in Salt Lake City, Hansen had a year of consistent top-10 finishes on the international circuit. The two-time finalist at the World Archery Championships is always in the mix.
Match Wins: 76.00%
Average Arrow: 9.70
World Ranking: 2