OGDEN — The 2012 Archery World Cup got under way with chilly, breezy conditions on Tuesday at the Golden Spike Events Center.
In all 383 athletes from 66 countries have gathered in Ogden for the third leg of the World Cup and a final Olympic qualifier.
In the early men’s recurve competition, Mexico, USA and Chinese Taipei were the top three teams. Later in the day, the U.S. took the team lead, followed by Mayalsia and Mexico.
Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohama owns the individual lea.d
In the afternoon, the women’s recurve, compound men and compound women took the field for their 72 arrow qualification round.
Mexico, Russia and Japan led the women’s recurve team lead. Mexico’s Mariana Avitia led the way.
In compound men, team USA has a commanding lead, but the U.S. Braden Gellenthein and Canada’s Christopher Perkins are locked in a tight individual battle.
In compound women, Erika Anschutz and Jamie Van Natta gave the U.S. a 1-2 sweep atop the standings and a commanding team lead.
Action continues today at 9 a.m. at the Weber County Fairgrounds complex with individual eliminations in both recurve and compound bows.