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PARIS, France – Stage 4 of the Archery World Cup arrives in the French capital, with the finals taking place at the venue for next year’s Olympic Games.
The USA will be there in full force, with eight recurve and eight compound archers, including 19-year-old debutant Carson Krahe, and there are World Cup Final spots up for grabs.
Brady Ellison sits at the top of the recurve men’s World Cup ranking though Liko Arreola, as a stage winner, is the only USA archer so far guaranteed a place at next month’s World Cup Final in Mexico.
Sawyer Sullivan, James Lutz and Kris Schaff are all in the top 10 of the compound men’s World Cup ranking heading into the fourth and final stage.
The top-ranked USA archer in recurve women is Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez, currently seventh prior to stage four in Paris.
Following World Cup stages in Turkey, China and Colombia, the USA sits second in the medals table with five gold, three silver and two bronze.
Among the gold medal winners is compound archer Arreola. She won an individual gold and team gold on her debut in Colombia in June. In defeating local favorite Sara Lopez, she became the youngest individual medalist at a World Cup aged just 15 years and 330 days.
Ellison has won recurve mixed team gold in two of the three stages to date, in Turkey and Colombia, alongside Casey Kaufhold and then Mucino-Fernandez.
The compound women’s team has also enjoyed gold in Turkey and Colombia, with two completely separate trios. Cassidy Cox, Madison Cox and Danelle Wentzel-Lutz took top honors in Antalya, with Arreola, Olivia Dean and Alexis Ruiz triumphing in Medellin.
Ruiz is again part of the USA team, as is Sullivan. That pairing arrive as world champions after winning gold at the World Archery Championships in Berlin earlier this month. At the same event, Casey Kaufhold finished fourth in the recurve women to claim a first quota slot for the USA for the 2024 Olympic Games.
As with 2022, qualification and elimination rounds will be held inside Charléty Stadium. The finals this year, though, switch to Les Invalides as an official Olympic Games test event. Last year they took place at Chateau de Vincennes.