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para men
AI XINLIANG
1
Undefeated in 2018, Ai shot one major tournament – the Asian Para Games – and won it, both individually and as part of China’s compound mixed team.
Match Wins: 100.00%
Average Arrow: 9.62
World Ranking: 12
BAHATTIN HEKIMOGLU
2
The men’s W1 winner of the European Championships in Pilsen, Hekimoglu was a newcomer to the international para circuit in 2018.
Match Wins: 88.00%
Average Arrow: 9.10
World Ranking: 3
IRENEUSZ KAPUSTA
3
Poland’s Kapusta won recurve men’s open gold at the European Para Championships in 2018, beating experienced Russian archer Bato Tsydendorzhiev in the final.
Match Wins: 82.00%
Average Arrow: 8.45
World Ranking: 2
KEVIN MATHER
4
Mather won the Para Pan American title in 2018 but that wasn’t his most impressive performance. The 36-year-old swept the 1440 Round world records (five in total) at a single event in October.
Match Wins: 82.00%
Average Arrow: 8.36
World Ranking: 9
MATTEO BONACINA
5
European Champion Bonacina continues a line of strong Italian para compound archers that started with the ever-competitive Alberto Simonelli.
Match Wins: 83.00%
Average Arrow: 9.31
World Ranking: 4