TURIN, ITALY – Team Hoyt shooters swept the medals in all compound divisions and took first in women’s recurve in this historic Italian city this past week. The European and Mediterranean Archery Union Championship hosted some of the strongest archery countries in the world in the Oval Lingotto Turin Winter Olympic Games skating venue of the for this spectacular 5-day event. In the end, Hoyt’s Sergio Pagni used the home turf advantage and continued the winning streak he started earlier this season at the European Indoor in Nimes. He took the gold over fellow Team Hoyt shooter Peter Elzinga (NED) with a perfect score of 120 points in the finals, which were broadcast live across Italy and seen by literally millions of excited Italian archery fans. Third in Men’s compound was Team Hoyt’s Patrizio Hofer (SUI).
In women’s compound it was another Team Hoyt sweep, with Italian favorite Laura Longo taking first over Russian Federation star Sofia Goncharova. The Hoyt teammates shot their match before a screaming crowd of more than a thousand excited Italian spectators. Third was Hoyt’s Nikki Hunt (GBR) to complete the compound sweep.
In women’s recurve Hoyt shooter Tetyana Dorokova of Ukraine took out the competition and took first place with a near-perfect 118 score with her Hoyt recurve. Shooters using Hoyt recurve equipment also took men’s silver, women’s silver, and women’s bronze.