Sumioshi, Tanebe take Gold
Sendai, JAPAN 2-27-11
When it comes to world-level competition and ultimate precision under pressure, Hoyt shooters prevail twice as often as shooters using bows from the nearest competitor - and this weekend was no exception with a sweep of the Gold Medals at the all-Japan indoor championship in Sendai.
Coming off a 2010 season hampered by a knee injury, it was a big comeback for Hoyt's Hiroshi TANEBE, reclaiming the National Championship from last year's winner and fellow Hoyt shooter Takayuki SHIMADA in a tension-filled finals performance. Tanebe and Shimada were closely matched to start, but Tanebe's perfect 10-10-10 in the 4th end finished the match in decisive style.
In the women's final, Hoyt shooter Yuko SUMIOSHI defeated Team Hoyt archer Yumiko HONDA in four sets for the Gold Medal. Honda's silver followed her podium in the World Archery Challenge earlier in the month in Las Vegas.
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