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Team Hoyt Owns the Podium at World Championships


LEIPZIG, GERMANY The recent FITA World Championships lasted more than a week, and throughout the tournament Team Hoyt enjoyed an extended stay in the winner’s circle. All in all, Team Hoyt walked away with five individual medals and 20 team medals.

The following results testify to Team Hoyt’s dominance in one of the most grueling, competitive target archery venues in the world:

- Compound Men’s Individual: Braden Gellenthien (USA) the 2007 World Indoor Champion won the silver medal in a dramatic final match shoot-off.

- Compound Men’s Team: Team Hoyt’s men dominated the team rounds, as Reo Wilde and Braden Gellenthien led the U.S. team to the gold medal. Pat Coghlan led the Australian team to the silver, and Anders Malm led the Swedish team to the bronze.

- Recurve Men’s Individual: Hoyt teammates Simon Terry (GBR) and Al Wills (GBR) battled for the bronze medal, with Wills emerging victorious after posting a perfect 10 in a nail-biting shoot-off.

- Recurve Men’s Team: Laurence Godfrey, Simon Terry and Al Wills of the British team won the silver medal, and Wang Cheng Pang led the Chinese Taipei team to the bronze.

- Compound Women’s Individual: Eugenia Salvi (ITA) posted an impressive 111-107 victory in the gold medal match. Amandine Bouillot (FRA) won the bronze after an intense match and a dramatic shoot-off. Also of note is the 1408 shot by Erika Anschutz (USA) the highest score ever in World Championship competition and her first-ever 1400.

- Compound Women’s Team: Team Hoyt’s ladies enjoyed a clean sweep, with the Belgian team of Catheline Dessoy, Petra Haemhouts and Gladys Willems walking away with the gold medal. Anastassia Anastasio, Eugenia Salvi and Giorgia Solato of the Italian team took the silver, and Jamie Van Natta, Erika Anschutz and Kendal Nicely of the U.S. team won the bronze.

- Recurve Women’s Individual: Natalia Valeeva (ITA) held her ground and sent her final arrow into the 10 ring to clinch the gold medal with a 108-106 victory.

- Recurve Women’s Team: Wu Hui Ju was part of the Chinese Taipei team’s silver medal-winning effort, and Naomi Folkard and Alison Williamson helped the British team win the bronze medal.

Hoyt would like to congratulate all of its shooters for an outstanding showing at the 44th FITA World Championships.

All photos courtesy of FITA.

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