Korea back on top as Colombia and USA also win team titles at 2021 World Archery Championships

Tokyo 2020 Olympic recurve stars Korea prove dominance in recurve team events in Yankton, USA.

By Courtney Hill
Picture by 2021 World Archery Federation

South Korea are back as the dominant force in recurve archery, claiming all three team finals at the 2021 World Championships in Yankton, South Dakota, USA.

The Korean women's team claimed the world title for a 14th time, with Chae Young, An San and Jang Minhee beating Mexico for the victory on Friday (24 September).

Their men returned to the top step of the podium following consecutive bronze medals. The trio of Kim Woojin, Kim Je Deok and Oh Jin Hyek (pictured above) were favourites for the crown, having won Olympic gold at Tokyo, and beat USA's Brady Ellison, Matthew Nofel and Jack Williams 6-0 in the final.

The Korean mixed team of An San and Kim Woojin beat Russian Archery Federation (RAF) to complete the clean sweep.

Korea won four of the five golds on offer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021.

Double compound joy for Colombia

The compound events saw Colombia claim mixed and women's team world titles.

Sara Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano, and Nora Valdez beat India in the women's final.

And the same two nations went head-to-head in the mixed team event, where Lopez teamed up with Daniel Munoz to claim the gold medal for the South Americans.

Team victory for USA in Yankton

The compound men's gold medal went to hosts USA, with Braden Gellenthien, Kris Schaff, and James Lutz teaming up to beat Mexico for the win.

Competition continues with individual compound and recurve finals on Saturday and Sunday.

World Archery Championships - how to watch

Highlights of the action can be watched on Olympic Channel, via Olympics.com in many territories.

The archers will remain in Yankton for the World Cup Final on 29-30 September.