INTRODUCTION The United States made a clean sweep of the world archery championships held in Canberra, Australia on the weekend.
SV: F.I.T.A. flag
GV ZOOM TO SV: Darrel pace of USA puts arrow in bow and aims.
GV: Hiroshi Michinaga of Japan aims and shoots and reloads.
GV: flags of competing nations.
GV: Luann Ryon world and Olympic champion aims.
SV: woman watching
GV: Luann Ryon fires and shakes head
GV: woman archer fires as spectators watch. (2 shots)
GV: woman archer puts bow down and walks away.
GV: male archers
SV: male archer aims and fires.
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Background: INTRODUCTION The United States made a clean sweep of the world archery championships held in Canberra, Australia on the weekend. After the final round on Sunday (13 February), Richard McKinney won the men's title with a score of 2501 points, 21 points ahead of Takashi Kamei of Japan.
SYNPOSIS: The other members of the United States men's team, which included the gold medallist at the Montreal Olympics, Darrel Peace, also won the teams event from Japan here represented by Hiroshi Michinaga, the Montreal silver medallist.
In the women's section, the individual title went to Luann Ryon of the United States. Ryon , who also won a gold medal at Montreal , finished 59 points clear of Jadwiga Wilejto of Poland. Her performance helped the U.S. team win the women's team event by nearly 300 points.
Altogether more than 100 men and women from 25 different countries were competing in the titles, which were the 29th world championships conducted by the Federation of International Target Archery (FITA)
The archers had to shoot ever ranges of 30 and 50 metres (33 yards and 55 yards) on four days of competition during the championship.