Brady Ellison: The best archer in 2011

London, FITA News: Brady Ellison (USA) has been by far the best archer in the 2011 world season, not only because he has won six gold medals at World Ranking Events, including three World Cup (Brady Ellison best archer) Stage titles, the first place in the World Cup Final, the London Test Event title and the gold medal at the Arizona Cup in April. There are many other impressive statistics that confirm his brilliant career in the current year.

ELLISON has competed in eight World Ranking Events in 2011: the four stages of the World Cup, the World Cup Final, the World Championships, the Arizona Cup and the London Archery Classic. He has won 34 matches out of a total of 36 events he has taken part in, for an unbelievable 94.4% of matches won. He has won 96 sets, having lost only 26 and tied 22.

His average score in 142 sets is 28.02 points, the only one over 28 points in the world this season. It is impressive to see his average scores per tournament: 27.83 in Arizona, 28.31 in Porec, 27.95 in windy Antalya, 28.52 (!!!) in Turin, 28.05 in Ogden, 28.30 in Shanghai, 27.41 in Istanbul, and 27.67 in London, where his average after the first two matches (before the wind blew stronger) was nothing less than 29.16.

ELLISON shows the highest number of 30 point sets with 16 perfect scores in the season. He has been involved in five shoot-offs, four of which he has won, and in the five cases he has scored a 10, including the tie-break in the semifinal match he lost to KIM Woojin (KOR) at the World Championships in Turin.

In 2011 Brady ELLISON has won matches over very renowned archers from all over the world. Some of his victims are KIM Woojin (KOR), IM Dong-Hyun (KOR—three times), OH Jin Hyek (KOR), Dmytro HRACHOV (UKR), Jayanta TALUKDAR (IND), Juan Rene SERRANO (MEX), Joe FANCHIN (USA), Simon TERRY (GBR), Laurence GODFREY (GBR), DAI Xiaoxiang (CHN) and Jean Charles VALLADONT (FRA).

He has shot a total of six matches versus Korean archers, and he has won five of them, with an impressive tally of 35 set points in favour and only 12 set points against.

ELLISON has shown he is able to come back and win, as on two occasions he has won matches in which he had a 0-4 disadvantage after the first two sets. This happened in Porec against his teammate Jake KAMINSKI and in Antalya versus Jantsan GANTUGS (MGL).

All of these statistics will probably be further improved by Mr. ELLISON next week, as he takes part in the 16th Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, which will be his last World Ranking Event this year.

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