LEIPZIG, GERMANY Hoyt Pro Shooters and teammates Natalia Valeeva (ITA) Eugenia Salvi (ITA) electrified a crowd of over 3,000 fans this week at the 44th FITA World Championships, winning the gold medals in the women’s recurve and women’s compound divisions, respectively.
Though Valeeva shot well throughout the tournament including a commanding 109-101 win in the semi-final recurve round she was still considered the underdog in the gold medal match against Korea’s top shooter.
But she and her Hoyt Nexus/G3 held their ground and sent her final arrow into the 10 ring to clinch the match with a 108-106 victory, to claim a $10,000 dollar Hoyt prize for the win.
Salvi and her Hoyt Ultra Elite dominated the gold medal compound match from the first end; she distanced herself from her opponent as the match played on and eventually sealed an impressive 111-107 victory, claiming a $10,000 prize from Hoyt.
The win marked Salvi’s second world championship gold in 2007, as she also led the field and took the gold medal at the World Indoor Championships earlier this year in Izmir, Turkey.
Hoyt would like to congratulate Valeeva and Salvi on their amazing gold medal-winning performances.