Hoyt’s unstoppable Formula for success continued this week at the European Outdoor in Italy.
Hoyt’s staff shooters Marco Galiazzo (ITA) and Simon Terry (GBR) battled it out to the last X in qualification at the European Outdoor, and when the dust finally settled, Marco and his blue Formula RX/F4 took first place on the leader board. Markiyan Ivashko (UKR) and his Hoyt recurve took the men’s bronze medal as well.
Formula shooters took 6 of the top 10 women’s and 6 of the top 10 men’s qualifiying slots in Rovereto in the double-70 round.
The all-Formula German men's team totally dominated the gold medal match against Italy, taking a decisive 206-197 victory. Hoyt's Marco Galiazzo and Ilario Di Buo joined for the silver medal.
And, in the mixed team competition, it was yet another incredible Formula sweep, and revenge for the Italian side, with the all-Formula Italian team of Marco Galiazzo and Natalia Valeeva defeating the all-Formula German team of Elena Richter and Sebastian Roherberg for the gold medal. The bronze went to Team Hoyt's Charlotte Burgess and Simon Terry (GBR).
On the individual compound side it was a Hoyt sweep of the gold medals once again, with Andrew Rikunenko (GBR) taking first in men’s compound, Sergio Pagni (ITA) silver, and World-Record Holder Peter Elzinga (NED) taking bronze. In fact 8 of the top 10 men’s compound shooters shot Hoyt compounds! Hoyt’s Gladys Willems (BEL) took women’s silver. Gladys also led the Belgian women's compound team to another Hoyt victory, with Gladys, Sarah Preels and Michele Massina beating the all-Hoyt Italian women's team of Anastasia Anastasio, Eugenia Salvi and Lauro Longo for the gold. On the men's side Team Hoyt shooters from Netherlands (Rob Polman, Fred Van Zutphen, Peter Elzinga) took the silver and an all-Hoyt Team Italy (Sergio Pagni, Pietro Greco, Antonio Tosco) bronze.
Hoyt congratulates all of the participants in the 2010 European Outdoor!