Germany’s Felix Wieser topped the men’s recurve standings ©World Archery

Germany’s Felix Wieser topped the men’s recurve standings in the first stage of the Indoor Archery World Series, which saw archers compete virtually.

Wieser achieved a personal best score of 598 points at his local club FSG Tacherting.

“This is my personal best,” Wieser told World Archery.

“Before that it was 591 points at Nimes in 2019.

“I always admired archers with such scores, and now I’ve shot it, too.

“I thought it would feel like a normal training for me, but when I started, I felt some nervousness.

“Even though I was at home, I really enjoyed it.”

London 2012 Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek was second on 596, while France’s Thomas Chirault placed third with 594.

The women’s recurve standings were led by a South Korean high school student.

Oh Jung Ah topped the standings with the 14-year-old scoring 587, one clear of Mexico’s Aida Roman.

South Korea’s Jung Dayoung and Germany’s Lisa Unruh both scored 584 for third.

Felix Wieser participated in the online event from his local club ©World Archery
Felix Wieser participated in the online event from his local club ©World Archery

Slovenia’s Stas Modic scored 598 to top the men’s compound standings, with Belgium’s Enzo Ackx, United States’ Jason Goedken and the South Korean duo Choi Yonghee and Kim Jongho second on 596.

Belgium’s Sarah Prieels and Italy’s Marcella Tonioli led the women’s event on 590, with British Paralympian Jane Karla Gogel one point behind.

Sweden’s Erik Jonsson topped the standings in the men’s barebow event on 569, with compatriot Fredrik Lundmark 14 points behind in second.

Italy’s reigning World Games champion Cinzia Noziglia led the women’s standings on 534, two clear of Sweden’s Lina Bjorklund.

Over 2,800 athletes competed in the first event of the Indoor Archery World Series.

Archers were able to shoot at their clubs, in local tournaments or from home ranges.

Scores were being submitted in three time zones, with one zone for Asia and Oceania, one for Europe and Africa, and the final zone for the Americas.

World Archery has announced over 2,000 people have signed up to participate in the second leg of the series.

The second remote stage of the series will take place on December 19 and 20.

It will be accompanied by an invitational event in Switzerland.