The video is footage from the Quarterfinal match from the final stage of the Archery World Cup 2014 in Lausanne, SUI, where two-time Archery World Cup Champion Brady Ellison faces off with Olympic Archery Champion Oh Jin Hyek in a highly anticipated match.
Both professional archers have a long list of accomplishments to their name, including a string of World Cup and Olympic medals for both. Oh Jin Hyek has also won the World Cup several times. He was the first Korean male archer to win the Olympics. At the time of this World Cup, Ellison was ranked 6th in the world, and Oh was ranked 4th.
In this face off for the Quarterfinal Recurve Men’s Individual competition, Ellison and Oh are tied 1 and 1. In the first set, Ellison scores a total of 28 and Oh scores 29, giving the set to Oh for 2 points. The second set is also taken by Oh with a score of 27 to 26, putting him in the lead with 4 points.
Ellison bounces back in Set 3, scoring 28 to 27 and gaining 2 points. Set 4 also goes to Ellison, with an impressive, perfect 30 score to Oh’s 27. Tied at 4 points each, the archers go on to Set 5, with Oh gaining 28 points and Ellison shooting an arrow in the boundary line that is ultimately judged a 10, putting him on even footing with Oh.
The tie means a shootout, where each archer gets one arrow and the one who hits the target closest to the center wins the match. Fans in the stands are excited, showing their support for their respective favorite as the men go to the line. Oh goes first, shooting an impressive 10. However, Ellison’s arrow makes it about a quarter of an inch closer to the center, making him the triumphant winner of the match in what was an incredibly close, well-matched game with solid performances from both World Cup title holders.