The third leg of the Indoor World Cup and European Archery Festival was staged in Telford, UK. Team Hoyt Archers put on an amazing display of accuracy during the pressure packed finals. “Tournament organizers put on quite the show. They had it all… music, lights and smoke. It was the most exciting finals I’ve ever watched.” Commented team Hoyt member, Steve Anderson.
The Men’s compound final was dominated by two Dutch archers, Peter Elzinga and Mike Schloesser. Both shooting Hoyt Pro Comp Elite bows. Elzinga took an early lead and never let up, decisively winning the match by only missing two dime sized X’s. Hoyt shooter Paul Tedford and his Pro Comp Elite XL had an impressive showing in Telford, ranking number one in qualification with a 597/600 and making it all the way to the Bronze medal final.
In the women’s compound category, Erika Jones (USA) was once again in winning form, qualifying number one and maintained that position throughout the tournament. Jones’ victory marks her second Gold medal in the Indoor World Cup season. Janine Meissner (GER) made her Indoor World Cup debut and won the Bronze over American legend, Jamie Van Natta.
In a stacked field of the best Indoor Recurve Men in the World, Jean Charles Valladont (FRA), claimed his second win and third medal of the Indoor World Cup season. Finishing in third was Sjef van den Berg (NED) and fourth was Sebastian Rhorberg (GER).
The Women’s Recurve Category had some impressive talent gunning for the podium. Olympic Silver Medalist, Aida Roman (MEX) started the bronze medal match with an 8, refocused and shot eleven straight 10’s to claim the victory.
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To see the photos of the event go to: http://worldarchery.smugmug.com/IWC/2013-2014-TELFORD/Day-3