2021 Hyundai World Archery Championship Finals Come to a Close in Riverside Park - Yankton, SD - USA
The women’s and men’s individual recurve finals wrapped up on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Riverside Park.
On the women’s side: Korea’s Jan Minhee took the gold medal at the 2021 Hyundai World Archery Championships against USA’s Casey Kaufhold. This was Minhee’s first individual gold medal.
"This is my first world championships and also my last event as a Korean national team member for this season. For the last game, I won. I’m really happy. I really enjoyed it,” said Minhee.
She won the Olympic team title in Tokyo and in Yankton, at her first world championships, has both team and individual gold.
Casey Kaufhold’s silver is the first individual podium for a USA recurve woman at the world championships since Denise Parker in 1989. At 17-year-old of age, it’s a phenomenal achievement.
“Gold would’ve been great but I think, throughout, I kept composure and I had a good performance. To win a medal on home soil is just great,” she said.
For the final women’s recurve ranking and full article, visit Jang Minhee battles to world champion title in Yankton
“I’m really happy. It really has taken a long time to get here right now. I’m really happy and honored to be here,” said Woojin.
He is the third man and the fourth archer in history to win three world titles. He was asked how the result places himself in the pantheon of great archers. His answer was spirited.
“I don’t consider myself the best archer in the world, because I’m not retired yet. I’m looking forward to winning more and more. When I retire, then I could be saying I’m the best archer in the world,” Woojin said.
He is still only 29 years old.
Defending world champion Brady Ellison beat Gazoz to the bronze medal, 6-2.
“I’m pretty excited. Back to back world championships, bringing home two different medals, pretty cool,” he said. “This is my 20th world championship medal… so I’m pretty excited to hit that mark.”
For the final men’s recurve ranking and full article, visit Kim Woojin wins third career world championship in Yankton