Mike Schloesser topped men's compound qualification ©Getty Images

Russian archer Elena Osipova shot 684 points to break the European record and earn top seeding in the women's recurve qualification at the European Archery Championships in Antalya.

"I feel proud to do that for myself and also for my country," Osipova told the World Archery website.

"I just wanted to shoot well, and every time my arrow landed in the middle, I felt in my soul that I was very happy."

Osipova came in 23 points up on her nearest competitors over the 72-arrow, 70-metre qualification - Spanish Youth Olympian Elia Canales and her Russian team mate Svetlana Gomboeva.

Osipova's last end was a 58 - done the hard way, with five arrows in the 10 ring and one in the eight.

It was the amount she needed to move one ahead of German Lisa Unruh's previous European record score of 683 in 2019.

Dutch archers finished top of qualifying in both the men’s events as Mike Schloesser scored 716 points for the 72-arrow, 50m round in the compound event and defending champion Steve Wijler topped the rankings in the men’s recurve.

Schloesser finished seven ahead of Nico Wiener of Austria and Russia’s Viktor Kalashnikov.

It was a first top-seed performance for Wijler, who scored 670 despite multiple weather delays.

"We needed to have a break with the lightning, and for me, that took my whole gameplan off," said Wijler, whose scores fluctuated throughout the afternoon.

"I’m not the typical ranking guy, so I’m extremely happy."

The world number four finished ahead of home archer Mete Gazoz, who will start as top seed in the Olympic quota tournament scheduled for Friday.

Wijler is already selected for Tokyo 2020 and can focus on earning a second consecutive title.

Denmark's Tanja Gellenthien shot a perfect last end to take the top seed in the women's compound competition with a score of 706 points.

Competition continues with elimination rounds tomorrow.