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The top archers from around the globe stormed into Torino, Italy for the 2011 FITA Outdoor World Championships and it was once again Team Hoyt storming the podium and completely dominating the tournament. Hoyt has an intense focus on designing and engineering bows with utmost precision and the highest quality features and technology allowing archers to perform at the very highest level. This was once again proven as World Records were shattered and 73% of the 40 compound finalists were all shooting Hoyt at this year’s world championships.
Italy’s Sergio Pagni took home the Gold in the mixed compound division with his Hoyt just beating out fellow Hoyt teammates Peter Elzinga and Inga Van Caspel of the Netherlands who ended up with the silver medal. In the bronze medal match it was CHOI Yong Hee of Korea walking away with the bronze medal edging out Amir Kazempoor and Parsamehr Mahtab of Iran both shooting Hoyt.
In the women’s compound team event 11 of the 12 (92%) competitors trusted their Hoyt bows to take them to the final day of competition and the prestigious medal matches at Torino’s historic Piazza Castello. The USA team of Erika Anschutz, Christie Colin and Jamie Van Natta shot their Hoyt bows to victory edging out the all Hoyt team of Seyedeh-Vida Halimianavval, Parsamehr Mahtab and Shabnam Sarlak of Iran, who have continued to be a force to be reckoned with on the world archery scene. In the women’s team bronze medal match it was Hoyt shooters Olga Bosch and Luzmary Guedez of Venezuela with a hard fought win against the very tough all Hoyt team from Mexico comprised of Ana Del Milagro Crisanto, Felissa De La Concha and Linda Ochoa.
The men’s compound team of the USA anchored by Team Hoyt shooters Reo Wilde and Jesse Broadwater put on an amazing display of accuracy in the Gold Medal match against Denmark as they tied the World Record that they had set just a couple of days prior during qualification. Wilde and Broadwater walked away with a Team Gold, which was just the start of their hardware collection for the 2011 World Championships.
Korea, who has been a force in recurve competition throughout the years, made quite the statement during this year’s World Championships proving that they have come to compete at the highest level in the compound divisions. The Korean men’s compound all Hoyt team comprised of CHOI Yong Hee, KIM Jongho and MIN Lihong had a very strong showing in their first ever team medal match but came up just short against Team Canada as Canadian Hoyt shooter Simon Rousseau took home his first ever World Championship medal.
The competition culminated with the very prestigious individual World Outdoor Championship Compound titles. In the compound women’s division, reigning Outdoor World Champion and Team Hoyt shooter, Albina Longinova of Russia met France’s tough young Hoyt shooter Pascale Lebecque for the prestigious Gold Medal. Both shooters put on a remarkable display of accuracy but in the end Longinova was able to hold off Lebecque and defend her World Championship title. Lebecque took home a very respectable silver medal back to her home country of France. In the bronze medal individual matchup fellow Hoyt shooters Erika Anschutz of the USA and Parsamehr Mahtab of Iran went head to head, arrow for arrow with Anschutz shooting her way to the podium and taking home a bronze medal to go with her team gold.
In the compound men’s individual medal matches, USA’s Jesse Broadwater and Reo Wilde once again shot their way to the historic Piazza Castello finals stadium where they had already won team gold. In the end, it was Team Hoyt’s Broadwater and Wilde taking 2 of the 3 podium spots winning silver and bronze respectively.
Downtown Torino was rocking as the All Hoyt Formula women’s recurve team of Italy comprised of Guendalina Sartori, Jessica Tomasi and Natalia Valeeva shot their way to the team gold against India. A large jumbotron television was set up outside the venue as a huge crowds gathered to cheer their country on to victory. As Valeeva shot her final shot, a perfect 10, the Piazza Castello erupted and Team Italy was crowned champions of the world!
Hoyt Formula shooter OH Jin Hyuk of Korea led the way for Team Korea in the men’s team gold medal match, giving him another prestigious medal to add to his lustrous career. Marco Galliazzo of Italy, shooting his Formula RX with F4 limbs, shot his way to the Team Bronze giving the host country another prestigious world championship medal.
In the individual recurve men’s medal matches it was the Hoyt Formula dominating the men’s podium and taking 3 of the top 5 spots once again proving the revolutionary Formula technology as the most advanced recurve system in the world. Korea’s OH Jin Hyuk and USA’s Brady Ellison were right at home on the finals field shooting their way to silver and bronze medals respectively. OH and Ellison, both shooting Formula RX with F3 limbs have set new standards in world wide recurve competition and continue to be dominating forces in the sport. Top 5 finisher, Jay Lyon of Canada, was yet another Hoyt Formula success story of the World Championships as the young recurve archer from Canada set a new Canadian national record shooting the highest recurve score ever shot by a Canadian.
Hoyt wishes to sincerely congratulate all of the medal winners as well as all other Team Hoyt shooters from around the globe who represented themselves, their countries and the sport of archery so well at the 2011 FITA Outdoor World Championships in Torino, Italy.
To learn more why Hoyt compound and Formula recurve bows and technology helped more archers climb the podium and achieve more world championship success visit your local Hoyt dealer. Reach your fullest potential. Shoot your very best. Get Serious. Get Hoyt.