Aida Roman won three matches against South Korean rivals to claim gold ©World Archery

Mexico’s Aida Roman stunned a strong South Korean field to claim women’s recurve gold at the Indoor Archery World Cup in Bangkok.

The London 2012 silver medallist was the seventh seed heading into the second stage of the competition and a 6-0 victory over America’s Laura Bennett Shelton saw her become the only non-South Korean archer to advance to the quarter-finals.

Roman produced her best performance of the event to defeat second seed Park Sehui 6-4 to reach the last four, where she overcame Kang Hansol 6-4, recovering from being 4-0 down.

The final against Sim Yeji proved to be a close affair with the pair locked at 4-4 following the first four sets, but after her South Korean opponent could only manage a nine with one of her arrows, Roman reeled off three consecutive shots in the 10 ring to win the match 6-4.

“I arrived in Bangkok with no expectations,” said Roman.

“We’re training for Rio 2016 already and I’ve only been shooting 70 metres these past weeks, although the mindset is similar at any competition, the tension can get a little higher at 18 metres.

“It’s extremely good for my confidence to leave Bangkok with a gold medal.”

Hansol bounced back from her semi-final loss by securing a 7-3 win over Jeon Sungeun in the contest for the bronze medal.

Brady Ellison beat South Korea's Oh Jin Hyek in a battle of the men's recurve top seeds
Brady Ellison beat South Korea's Oh Jin Hyek in a battle of the men's recurve top seeds ©World Archery

America’s Brady Ellison backed up his stunning qualifying performance by claiming gold in the men’s recurve event, defeating South Korea’s Oh Jin Hyek in a final between the top two seeded archers.

Ellison had advanced to the gold medal match by winning 6-4 against Mexico’s Luis Alvarez, who had beaten the American to the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games gold.

The top seed the overcame reigning Olympic champion Jin Hyek 6-2 to complete a series of stunning results across the two days.

Alvarez defeated his fellow Mexican Ivan Gonzalez 6-0 to win bronze.

American success continued in the men’s compound event as Reo Wilde secured gold, overcoming his team-mate Matt Sullivan 149-145 in the gold medal contest.

Reo’s brother Logan completed an all-American podium after defeating The Netherlands’ Mike Schlosser in a tie-break, with both men having finished with a score of 144.

Slovenia’s Toja Cerne earned gold in the women’s event as the second seed triumphed 142-140 following a close battle with South Korea’s Chae Won So, the fifth seed.

Lexi Keller completed the podium after beating fellow American Crystal Gauvin 146-141 in the bronze medal tie.

The next leg of the Indoor Archery World Cup is due to take place in Nimes, France, on January 15 until 17. 

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