SINGAPORE, Aug 10 2010
The heat was on for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, and when the dust settled in the punishing heat and humidity of Southeast Asia, it was Hoyt shooters standing alone on the men’s podium, with 6 of 8 finalists and 4 of 6 medalists using Hoyt Recurves
Under the watchful eyes of spectators and top IOC leaders, Egyptian archer Ibrahim SABRY made history, taking out his Korean opponent in the ¼ final, then beating a top Russian competitor in the Semis, and then taking a straight-set 70 meter victory over fellow Hoyt shooter Rick van den OEVER of the Netherlands for the gold medal- the first ever Olympic Medal for an archer from the African continent! Russian Federation shooter Bolot TZYSBHITOV defeated Gregor RAJH of Slovenia for the bronze. All of the men’s finalists shot Hoyt recurves.
On the women’s side, TAN Ya-Ting of Chinese Taipei took the individual silver medal, while in mixed teams Hoyt shooter Anton Karoukin (BLR) took the gold, and Hoyt shooters Zoi Paraskevipolou (GRE) and Gregor Rajh (SLO) took the silver.
Hoyt congratulates the history making athletes of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games!