GenX10 Athletes take every title
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Once again, GenX10 Athletes take every title at the Summer Games. Archers battled crosswinds with micro-diameter Easton X10 technology and swept the competition winning every individual title and continued their undefeated streak that started with the 1996 Atlanta Games. GenX10 archers again proved their technical superiority in tough, windy conditions at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, where 128 Olympians competed over five days and captured 23 medals in the 30th Olympiad. This success brings the total to 119 medals won since Generation X10 archers first competed with X10 arrows in Atlanta.
Korean star, OH Jin-Hyuk, made Olympic history by becoming the first ever Korean man to win the men's individual gold. Japan's FURUKAWA Takaharu won silver, and China's DAI Xiaoxiang took the bronze.
For the women, Korea again took the top step on the podium with a dramatic shoot-off victory from KI Bo Bae, while Mexican teammates Aida ROMAN and Mariana AVITIA took silver and bronze, respectively.
In the team round, Easton shooter and past Olympic champion Marco GALIAZZO and teammate Mauro NESPOLI of Italy led the charge to the top podium step, defeating the USA team of Jacob WUKIE, Brady ELLISON and Jake KAMINSKI by a single point. Bronze went to Korea's OH Jin Hyuk, KIM Bubmin and World Record holder IM Dong Hyun, after the USA team defeated Korea in the semifinals.
Korea continued their unbroken streak of an incredible seven straight Olympic women's team titles, with KI Bo Bae, CHOI Hyeonjo, and LEE Sung-jin winning gold in a match with China's CHENG Ming, FANG Yuting and XU Jing all using the micro X10 to fight off the wind. Japan's KAWANAKA Kaori, KANIE Mikie and HAYAKAWA Ren took the bronze.
Korea's men also set two new World and Olympic records for team GenX10, with IM Dong Hyun setting the new World and Olympic ranking round record of 699/720 and Korea setting a new team ranking round record.
Crosswinds are one of the trickiest parts of competing at Olympic distances so arrow diameter is a big part of equipment choice. Every individual medal and every team title was won with an X10 shaft because its alloy-carbon micro arrow technology is the best choice to minimize the effect of crosswinds for long-range shooting.
Congratulations GenX10 Athletes!