Team Hoyt shooters fought through tough conditions and blistering temperatures and found great success at the 21st European Archery Championships in Echmiadzin, Armenia.
After already having won the gold medal in the compound mixed team, Svetlana Cherkashneva (RUS) was up for another grand final. This time facing the experienced Laura Longo from Italy. Still in the “groove” of her previous final, Svetlana kept her momentum and out shot the more experienced Laura to walk away with yet another gold medal.
The compound men’s final was the much anticipated showdown between two of world's best shooters and team Hoyt teammates Peter Elzinga from the Netherlands and Sergio PAGNI from Italy. Both men already with a team medal in the pocket (Peter and his teammates won gold in the team matches and Sergio with team Italy Bronze), the battle ended in favor of Peter once again, leaving Sergio with silver.
World Indoor Cup finals winner and winner of the 2014 Shanghai World Cup stage Sebastien Peineau (FRA) rounded out the All-Pro Comp Elite top three.
Tatyana Segina (RUS) who recently joined Team Hoyt also had a good week shooting her new ION-X with Quattro limbs. Her first gold came in the recurve mixed team competition. In the individual competition she faced another Hoyt shooter, young Polish star Natalia Lesniak. Dropping only one set, Tatyana never looked back and left Armenia with two gold medals in her bag.
Team Hoyt shooter Pierre PLIHON (FRA) had a great week in his first year on the international archery circuit. After obtaining a silver medal in his first ever World Cup earlier this year in China, he found himself winning bronze in the individual competition, and a gold medal in the team rounds in his first ever European Championships with his French and All-Hoyt teammates, JC Valladont and Thomas Koenig.
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