Unofficial World record on the first day of competitions in Pilsen!
While windy weather bothered most of the archers who started their qualification rounds on Tuesday, visually impaired Matteo Panariello carried went on to show the (so far) best performance of his life, scoring 367 points and improving the current World record by five points!
The new World record is yet to be confirmed by the World Archery HQ in Lausanne, Switzerland, but Panariello can carry on and compete for the gold medal with his personal best in the books, earning himself a bye in the first elimination round.
Elsewhere, Czech hero David Drahonínský won the W1 open qualification round by one point to emulate his feat and skip the first round of the head-to-head matches. "I dodged the first round of elimination, which is really good for me, because it's never easy in this weather. I'm not 100 % satisfied with my score today, but it's not bad considering the windy conditions," he said.
Pilsen born Karel Davídek wasn't as lucky as his team mate. Although he finished fourth after the qualification round, he lost narrowly 125:123 to Italian Fabio Azzolini.
Find all results here: http://bit.ly/ech2018_pilsen