Brady, Reo Dominate in Shanghai- Again!
First Major Outdoor Target Event of the Year Dominated by Team Hoyt
2012 is looking like 2011 all over again as Team Hoyt has once again dominated the medal count and the top step of the podium in the World Cup. The first World Cup event of the 2012 season wrapped up this weekend in Shanghai, China, and when the dust settled it was Team Hoyt with 7 out of the 10 Gold Medals awarded, including individual men’s recurve with Brady ELLISON (USA) and individual men’s compound with Reo WILDE (USA).
Brady and his USA teammates Joe FANCHIN and Jacob WUKIE also took the team gold medal with their Hoyt Formula recurves after crushing Korea in the semifinal, while the all-Hoyt Ukraine team of Olympic Champoin Viktor RUBAN, Dmytro HRACHOV and Markiyan IVASHKO handed Korea another defeat in the bronze medal match. France’s Thomas FAUCHERON contributed to his team’s silver medal with his Hoyt.
Hoyt shooter Dmytro Hrachov took men’s silver after meeting with Brady Ellison in the final, and the Chinese Taipei mixed team of KUO Cheng Wei and TAN Ya-ting took the mixed team gold with their Hoyt Formulas.
Hoyt compound domination also took the top podium steps with World Cup reigning champion Reo WILDE (USA) winning for a third year in a row in Shanghai, over Hoyt shooter Julio Ricardo FIERRO (MEX), while Hoyt’s Dominique GENET (FRA) took out his teammate and Hoyt shooter P.J. DELOCHE for the bronze in a total Hoyt finals sweep. World Champion Albina LOGINOVA (RUS) wielded her Hoyt to the second step of the podium while USA’s Diane WATSON took bronze. The USA Compound women took gold with Erika ANSCHUTZ and Jamie VAN NATTA taking the top podium step, while Russia’s Natalia AVDEEVA and Albina LOGINOVA took silver and Italian archers Anastasia ANASTASIO and Laura LONGO took bronze.
In mixed team action Team Hoyt shooters Dominique GENET and Pascale LEBEC took the gold for Team France over their Hoyt teammates, USA’s Reo WILDE and Jamie VAN NATTA. Hoyt shooter Danielle BROWN contributed to the GBR’s bronze.
Overall, Team Hoyt took 7 of 10 Gold Medals and 7 of 12 individual medals in the event. The next stop on the World Cup tour is sunny Antalya Turkey, where Hoyt shooters have dominated with more than 80% of the medals awarded over the past 4 years.
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