Team Hoyt Dominates Nimes European Indoor
For the past 11 years this French city has hosted one of the three largest indoor tournaments in the world- and once again the Nimes European Indoor was a huge success for Team Hoyt.
The field featured some of the world’s best indoor shooters. With thousands of cheering spectators looking on, Hoyt’s Sergio Pagni (ITA), wielding his Ultra Elite, won the event for the second time in three years. The match came down to an exciting three-arrow shoot off with the last arrow closest to center for the win.
Not to be outdone, on the women’s side Hoyt’s Gladys Willems (BEL) defeated Italian Hoyt shooter Laura Longo in a close gold-medal match, while French Hoyt Pro Staff member Amandine Boulliot took third place for a great start to the competition season. All 8 of the top 8 finalists in women’s compound used Hoyt bows.
In men’s recurve, Hoyt’s Olivier Tavernier of France dominated the qualification round with his Hoyt Nexus/900CX scoring 590 points- 6 of the top 8 qualifying recurve men chose Hoyt. Germany’s Elena Richter and Christina Schafer took second and third, respectively, in the elimination, with their Hoyt recurves. In all 6 of the 9 total medals for the event were won by Team Hoyt shooters.
In addition to the domination on the podium, two of team Hoyt's Swiss members set new Swiss records in Nimes. Patrizio Hofer, winner of last year's Nimes event, set a new Swiss men's record score of 593, while junior shooter Kevin Burri set a new Swiss Junior Record- breaking one previously held by Patrizio- of 589.
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