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Hoyt Dominates Nimes International- Hoyt win streak continues for 07

1/31/2007

Each year for the past ten years, the Nimes European Indoor has been held in the historic city of Nimes, France on the Mediterranean coast. This January event has been steadily growing over the past few years, doubling in size to almost 1000 shooters over the past three years.

Once again this year, Hoyt shooters dominated this prestigious, popular event, featuring top shooters from across the globe.

In the Men’s compound event finals, in front of a screaming crowd of thousands of spectators, top European shooter and Hoyt Pro Staff member Patrizio Hofer of Switzerland, won the finals in a spectacular three arrow shoot off with his Hoyt Ultra Elite. Hoyt R&D engineering technician and compound pro staff coordinator Kevin Wilkey shot his Ultra Elite to take third over fellow Hoyt Pro Staff member Jean-Marc Beaud of France. In Women’s compound, the top Belgian archer Gladys Willems defeated fellow Hoyt shooter Magli Weisgerber of Luxembourg in the Gold Medal final.

First among the recurve women in qualification was past world indoor champion Berengere Schuh of France, shooting her G3 equipped Hoyt Matrix recurve. In qualifying, she shot a score of 591 points, tying the World Record of the Italian archery legend and fellow Hoyt Pro Staff shooter Natalia Valeeva. Berengere won the silver medal in the 12-arrow finals round.

In Men’s recurve, the current European champion, past World Indoor champion, and Olympic Silver medalist, Magnus Petersson of Sweden, was #1 qualifier with 590 points. Magnus also scored a silver medal in the finals. Magnus used the Hoyt G3/Helix that took him to the finals of the archery world cup and won the European championship for him last year. French national team member and Hoyt Pro Staff shooter Olivier Tavernier took third with his Hoyt Helix/G3.

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