IZMIR, Turkey March 17 2007
Hoyt shooters utterly dominated the competition this past week at the 9th FITA indoor world championship in Izmir, Turkey. With three of four World Champion Titles including Men’s and Women’s compound and a complete sweep of Men’s recurve, more than 80% of the medals awarded in individual and team competition went to Hoyt shooters at this prestigious event.
Hoyt’s Sebastian Roherberg (GER)shot a perfect 120 points in the recurve semifinal to move into the gold medal match, where he faced Hoyt shooter Markiyan Ivashko (UKR). In the end, Roherberg, a past world field champion, used his Helix/G3 to defeat Ivashko and his Aerotec/FX, while Hoyt domestic pro staff member Shawn Rice(USA) won the bronze with his Helix/G3, shooting a perfect 120 points. Hoyt’s Berengere Schuh (FRA) took the silver medal in the women’s recurve final with her Matrix/G3.
Meanwhile in Men’s compound, Hoyt’s Braden Gellenthein scored 10 after 10 to take the gold medal with his UltraElite, while Hoyt’s Eugenia Salvi (ITA) won the women’s gold in compound in a great final round against Hoyt’s Fatima Agudo (ESP).
Earlier, Braden joined Hoyt’s Dave Cousins and Reo Wilde to set a new World Record of 239 of a possible 240 points on their way to their men’s team gold medal victory against France. Not to be outdone, Hoyt’s Christie Colin and Jamie Van Natta led the US Women’s team to a gold medal of their own against a Russian Federation team featuring Hoyt’s Sofia Goncharova, the reigning World Outdoor Champion and World Cup Champion.
Hoyt congratulates all competitors in the 2007 World Indoor!
Photo: (l-r) Reo Wilde, Dave Cousins, and Braden Gellenthein with their World Record targets (Photo copyright Hoyt Inc)