World Archery Rankings

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The World Archery Rankings is a ranking system developed by the World Archery Federation for international competitive archery. It is calculated using a points system and published following major World Archery tournaments.

The ranking system was first developed in 2001, and calculation method updated in 2010. At present, rankings are maintained for:

  • Recurve archery: Men's Individual, Women's Individual, Men's Team, Women's Team, Mixed Team
  • Compound archery: Men's Individual, Women's Individual, Men's Team, Women's Team, Mixed Team
  • Para-archery: Recurve Men W2, Recurve Men Standing, Compound Men W1, Compound Men Open, Recurve Women W2, Recurve Women Standing, Compound Women Open, Visually Impaired Open
  • Nations: National rankings based on all disciplines

From 2006, rankings were calculated for Field Archery, but since 2012 are no longer maintained.[1]


Each archer or team earns a ranking score for each competition. The ranking scores are calculated through a combination of the ranking factor of the tournament ("Ranking Factor") and points based on the competitor's final position in the competition ("Ranking Score"). The archer's four highest ranking scores are then combined to form their total score ("Added Ranking Score"), which forms the basis of the ranking list.[2]

Ranking Factor[edit]

Only results achieved at official ranking events can count towards the overall rankings. These events include the major World Archery Federation tournaments (Olympics, World Archery Championships, World Cup), and other international, regional and national events that have applied and been approved for ranking status.

The tournament ranking factor is calculated on the basis of three sub-factors, Quality, Quantity and Period, which are multiplied together to produce the overall tournament factor. The factor can vary between disciplines at the same event (e.g., the recurve and compound disciplines at the World Championships may have different Ranking Factors).

For instance, the Ranking Factor of a tournament for individuals with 60 archers, of whom 10 are in the top 50, that took place 18 months ago, would be:

2.5 ("Quality": 9-12 top 50 archers) x

0.9 ("Quantity": 33-64 archers) x

0.5 ("Period": other tournament 12-24 months ago) =



The Quality sub-factor takes into account the level of competition at the tournament. A score is assigned based on the prestige of the event, for the major World Archery Federation tournaments, and the number of top archers or teams at other competitions (defined as individuals ranked in the top 50 or teams ranked in the top 16). The quality factor points are assigned as follows:


The Quantity sub-factor assigns a score based on the number of archers competing as follows:


The Period sub-factor is dependent on when the competition took place, allowing the Ranking Factor to emphasise the most recent tournaments as follows:

Tournament Period Points
Olympics Up to 12 months after the tournament 1
12–24 months after the tournament 0.8
More than 24 months after the tournament 0
World Archery Championships Up to 12 months after the tournament 1
After 12 months until the next tournament 0.8
After the next tournament 0
Continental Championships Up to 12 months after the tournament 1
After 12 months until the next tournament 0.8
After the next tournament 0
Other tournaments Up to 12 months after the tournament 1
12–24 months after the tournament 0.5
More than 24 months after the tournament 0

Ranking Points[edit]

Ranking Points are awarded based on the team or competitor's final position at the competition. This is then multiplied by the Ranking Factor to produce the overall Ranking Score for that team or competitor at that tournament. For instance, an archer who finished 4th in the competition used in the example above would receive the following Ranking Score:

1.125 ("Ranking Factor") x

12 ("Ranking Points": 4th place) =


A team or competitor's best four Ranking Scores are then combined to produce the Added Ranking Score, which forms the basis of the rankings list. No more than two Ranking Scores whose period factor is lower than 1 may be used to calculate the Added Ranking Score.

Ranking Points are awarded as follows:

Current Rankings[edit]



Number one ranked archers[edit]

Number one ranked archers by time[edit]

The following is a list of archers ranked by time spent ranked as the number one archer in their individual categories:

Updated 27 April 2015


‹See Tfm›     Recurve archer
‹See Tfm›     Compound archer

Pos Archer Category Days
1.  Park Sung-hyun (KOR) Women's recurve 1,264
2.  Yun Ok-hee (KOR) Women's recurve 1,195
3.  Reo Wilde (USA) Men's compound 776
4.  Braden Gellenthien (USA) Men's compound 733
5.  Erika Jones (USA) Women's compound 722
6.  Sergio Pagni (ITA) Men's compound 710
7.  Brady Ellison (USA) Men's recurve 652
8.  Marco Galiazzo (ITA) Men's recurve 637
9.  Im Dong-hyun (KOR) Men's recurve 622
10.  Dejan Sitar (SLO) Men's compound 609
11.  Baljinima Tsyrempilov (RUS) Men's recurve 594
12.  Ki Bo-bae (KOR) Women's recurve 571
13.  Pierre Julien Deloche (FRA) Men's compound 567
14.  Albina Loginova (RUS) Women's compound 529
15.  Michele Frangilli (ITA) Men's recurve 468
16.  Lee Sung-jin (ITA) Women's recurve 466
17.  Viktor Ruban (UKR) Men's recurve 461
18.  Oh Jin-hyek (KOR) Men's recurve 439
19.  Sofia Goncharova (RUS) Women's compound 386
20.  Jamie van Natta (USA) Women's compound 385
21.  Peter Elzinga (NED) Men's compound 384
22.  Yun Mi-jin (KOR) Women's recurve 366
23.  Morgan Lundin (SWE) Men's compound 361
24.  Irma Luyting (NED) Women's compound 356
25.  Rodger Willett, Jr (USA) Men's compound 348
26.  Valerie Fabre (FRA) Women's compound 345
27.  Mary Zorn (USA) Women's compound 343
28.  Louise Hauge (DEN) Women's compound 326
29.  Camilla Soemod (DEN) Women's compound 300
30.  Lee Seung-yun (KOR) Men's recurve 286
31.  Anna Kazantseva (RUS) Women's compound 284
32.  Park Kyung-mo (KOR) Men's recurve 282
33.  Fred van Zutphen (NED) Men's compound 274
34.  Nicky Hunt (GBR) Women's compound 262
35.  Xu Jing (CHN) Women's recurve 259
36.  Lionel Torres (FRA) Men's recurve 246
37.  Sara López (COL) Women's compound 245
38.  Qian Jialing (CHN) Women's recurve 237
39.  Jung Dasomi (KOR) Women's recurve 229
40.  Natalia Valeeva (ITA) Women's recurve 212
41.  Dave Cousins (USA) Men's compound 163
42.  Petra Dortmund (GER) Women's compound 150
43.  Sirkka Sokka-Matikainen (FIN) Women's compound 134
44.  Joo Hyun-jung (KOR) Women's recurve 122
45.  Hiroshi Yamamoto (JPN) Men's recurve 121
46.  Wietse van Alten (NED) Men's recurve 96
47.  Jorge Jimenez (ESA) Men's compound 92
48.  Petra Goebel (AUT) Women's compound 62
49.  Deepika Kumari (IND) Women's recurve 61
50.  Bettina Thiele (GER) Women's compound 59
51.  Luzmary Guedez (VEN) Women's compound 48
52.  Kim Woo-jin (KOR) Men's recurve 47
53.  Amandine Bouillot (FRA) Women's compound 42
54.  Ilario di Buo (ITA) Men's recurve 37
55.  Natalia Erdyniyeva (RUS) Women's recurve 35
56.  Rick van der Ven (NED) Men's recurve 29
57.  Ashley Wallace (CAN) Women's compound 25
58.  Ivana Buden (CRO) Women's compound 14

Number one archers by date[edit]

The following archers have achieved the number one individual position since the inception of the rankings in 2001: