The People’s Republic of China made their stamp on the competition as they recorded five of the records.
W. U. Chunyan broke a previous Paralympic record after hitting 642 whilst HE Zihao became the first compound man to reach 700 points as he shot 705 in the 72-arrow qualifying round.
Teammate Chen Minyi also made her mark in the W1 Women’s with 640 points, which is six points more than the Paralympic record.
China continued to show their imperious form in the mixed team events. In the recurve mixed team, they set a new record of 1,281 and finished with a new world record in the W1 mixed team after scoring 1,290 points.
For the first time in Paralympic history, Para archery qualification records are recognised in mixed team events having been only introduced in 2018.
Meanwhile, other athletes also staked their claim on these Paralympic records. Jess Stretton of Great Britain scored a new record at 695 points in compound Women’s whilst Nihat Turkmenoglu of Turkey hit 661 in W1 Men’s and Gholamreza Rahimi of Iran set a new record of 644 in Men’s. (Agencies)