Guinness Records in the Archery World

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Have you ever wondered what the best archery Guinness records are?

Learning archery is one thing, but becoming extremely skilled and precise with the bow and arrow is an entirely different thing. I feel that I have learned enough about archery to consider myself an intermediate level archer, but when I see some of the records that are held worldwide, I can’t help but think about how incredible they are.

This is always a reminder of how many incredibly talented people we have in archery. I decided to dedicate this post to some of the best Guinness records and special records in the world of archery.

Guinness Archery Records

Farthest archery target hit

A Paralympic athlete did the farthest archery target hit in the world. Keep in mind that a completely able-bodied person held this record, but American archer Matt Stutzman was able to pull this shot by using his feet. The shot was 283.47 meters in length and this record was set on December 9, 2015.

Most archery world cup wins in compound event

This is not a huge record, but it continues to be for Sergio Pagni, who has won two world cup events on compound. One in 2009 and the other consecutively in 2010. One would think that there would be more wins from a single archer, but apparently, that is not the case.

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Most balloons burst in one shot

This took place on the Jimmy Kimmel show live on TV. Archer Randy Oitker set this record with a total of seven balloon bursts in a single shot. He had three attempts and he got six balloons on his first two attempts, but managed to get seven on the third try. You know what they say – third time’s a charm.

Fastest time to shoot 10 arrows

This record requires a lot of skill. The process of reaching for your arrow, setting it up on your bow with proper form, aiming, and getting ready for the shot is quite complex. This process is obviously not a problem for Hamish Murray, who successfully shot 10 arrows into a target 18 meter away in 1 minute 0.5 seconds. The target was 40 cm and the record was set in the UK on September 2015.

Most lightbulbs hit 3 minutes by two archers

The record of light bulbs it in 3 minutes was set by Marco Vitale and Oscar De Pellegrin with a total of 11 light bulbs hit in 3 minutes. I was looking for the record for singles, but I was unable to find it, if anyone has it, please share it on the comments.

There are other Guiness records out there, but I wanted to mention the ones that seem most interesting and worth talking about.

Olympic archery records

Recurve men

The record for 90 meters and 36 arrows is held by Kim Woojin from Korea – with a score of 343. He also holds the record for 1440 round – with 144 arrows with a score of 1391.

The record for 70 meters and 36 arrows is held by Oh Jin Hyek from Korea – with a score of 353.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows is for Kim Kyung Ho from Korea – with a score of 351.

The record for 30 meters and 36 arrows goes to Kim Hyun Jong from Korea – with a score of 360.

The record for 70 meters with 72 arrows goes to Kim Woojin from Korea – with a score of 700.

Recurve women

The record for 1440 round with 144 arrows goes to Park Sung-Hyun from Korea – with a score of 1405. She also holds the record for 70 meters and 36 arrows with a score of 351.

The record for 60 meters and 36 arrows goes to Yun Ok Hee from Korea – with a score of 353.

The record for 50 meters and 36 arrows goes to Kim Gyeongeun from Korea – with a score of 351.

The record for 30 meters and 36 arrows goes to Jan Heeji from Korea – with a score of 360.

The record for 70 meters with 72 arrows goes to Kang Chae Young from Korea – with a score of 691.

Recurve Master Men

The record for 1440 with 144 arrows goes to Alvise Bertolini from Italy – with a score of 1339.

The record for 70 meters with 36 arrows goes to Richard Johnson from the USA – with a score of 333.

The record for 60 meters with 36 arrows goes to Simon Needham from the UK – with a score of 340.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows goes to Richard Johnson from the USA – with a score of 339.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Richard Johnson from the USA – with a score of 357.

The record for 60 meters with 72 arrows goes to Alvise Bertolini from Italy – with a score of 678.

Recurve Master Women

The record for 1440 with 144 arrows goes to Natalie Dielen from Switzerland with a score of 1326.

The record for 60 meters with 36 arrows goes to Elis De Nardin from Italy with a score of 333.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows goes to Carla Di Pasquale from Italy – with a score of 336.

The record for 40 meters with 36 arrows goes to Natalie Dielen from Switzerland – with a score of 333.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Annedore Robish – with a score of 347.

The record for 60 meters with 72 arrows goes to Dawn Nelson Furnell from Australia – with a score of 662.

Compound men

The record for 1440 round with 144 arrows goes to Peter Elzinga from the Netherlands with a score of 1419. He also holds the record for 90 meters with a score of 352, for 70 meters with a score of 358 and for 50 meters with a score of 358.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Seppie Cilliers from South Africa – with a score of 360.

The record for 50 meters with 72 arrows foes to Braden Gellenthien from the USA – with a score of 718.

The record for 15 arrow match with 15 arrows goes to Reo Wilde from the USA – with a score of 150.

Compound women

The record for 1440 round 144 arrows goes to Sara Lopez from Colombia and with a score of 1424.

The record for 70 meters with 36 arrows goes to Kristina Heigenhauser from Germany and with a score of 353.

The record for 60 meters 36 arrows goes to Danelle Wentzel from South Africa – with a score of 357.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows goes to Sara Lopez from Colombia – with a score of 356.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Jamie Van Natta from the USA – with a score of 360.

The record for 50 meters with 72 arrows goes to Sara Lopez from Colombia – with a score of 713.

The record for 15 arrow match with 15 arrows goes to Linda Ochoa-Anderson – with a score of 150.

Compound Master Men

The record for 1440 with 144 arrows goes o Johann Viljoen from South Africa – with a score of 1416.

The record for 70 meters with 36 arrows goes to Dietmar Trillus from Canada – with a score of 355.

The record for 60 meters with 36 arrows goes to Johann Viljoen from South Africa – with a score of 357.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows goes to Dietmar Trillus from Canada – with a score of 353.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Luc Verdeyen from Belgium – with a score of 360.

The record for 50 meters and 72 arrows goes to Dietmar Trillus from Canada – with a score of 708.

The record for 15-arrow match with 15 arrows goes to Dietmar Trillus from Italy – with a score of 150.

Compound Master Women

The record for 1440 round 144 arrows goes to Eugenia Salvi from Italy – with a score of 1411.

The record for 60 meters with 36 arrows foes to Nichola Simpson from the UK – with a score of 352.

The record for 50 meters with 36 arrows goes to Eugenia Salvi from Italy – with a score of 354.

The record for 40 meters with 36 arrows goes to Barbara Scott from New Zealand – with a score of 353.

The record for 30 meters with 36 arrows goes to Nichola Simpson from the UK – with a score of 359.

The record for 50 meters with 72 arrows foes to Eugenia Salvi from Italy – with a score of 694.

The record for 15 arrow match with 15 arrows goes to Julia Oleksejenko from Latvia – with a score of 144.

Final Thoughts

The best thing about world records is breaking them is possible for anyone who is up to the challenge. I don’t hold any records myself, but I might be attempting one someday. It’s quite fun to test yourself and see if you have what it takes to break a record.

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