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All the Gold in Ankara

Mar 08, 2016 |  #hoyt #compound #recurve #target archery

The World Indoor Championships: where the best of the best go head to head, and the elite rise up to place their stamp on history.

Every. Single. Gold:

Sebastien Peineau

The 2016 World Indoor Championships held a familiar feel to previous years, with Hoyt bows in the top spot of every single podium. Team Hoyt won individual gold in every single category (juniors and seniors), with a total harvest of 17 out of 24 individual medals.

Team Hoyt is on fire. See the breakdown below.

Recurve Saturday:

Men’s Recurve: The recurve men’s competition was an all-Hoyt show down. The gold medal match was between Hierhy Ivanytskii and Sergii Makarevych, both from the Ukraine. Ivanytskyy won the European indoor title last year and, after an amazing show-down, claimed the title of World Champion as well.

Fan favorite Brady Ellison (USA) lined up against Max Mandia from Italy for the bronze. Both have had great indoor seasons so far, and had the chance to fininsh their indoor season with a medal. After a close match, Brady prevailed and closed out his indoor season in style.

Brady Ellison just moments away from releasing a sure 10 arrow

Women’s Recurve: Lisa Unruh (GER) started strong but her Polish oponent came back strong to force a shoot-off. When her opponent put her first arrow in the ten spot, Lisa kept her usual cool, trusted in her equipment, and beat it, wining an intense shoot-off in high-fashion to bring home gold. 

  Lisa Unruh (GER)- Women’s Recurve Indoor Champion

Junior Women’s Recurve: If Lisa and Hierhy’s golds weren’t enough, Team Hoyt provided full a podium sweep in the Junior recurve women’s division: Su Szu-Ping (TPE) claimed the gold, followed by Tatiana Andreoli’s (ITA) silver and Chang Rong-Jia’s (TPE) bronze.

David Pasqualucci celebrating a magnificent win

Junior Men’s Recurve: David Pasqualucci (ITA), who is top ranked in Italy, showed his class and won the junior recurve men world title, providing Hoyt with a perfect 5 out of 5 podium sweeps in all 2016 World Archery events in the Men’s Recurve division. Rok Bizjak from Slovenia finished of a great week with a bronze medal.

Compound Sunday:

An emotional victory for Sebastien Peineau after winning the shoot-off

Compound Men: In the compound men the gold medal match was one that will be remembered for a long time. Having world #1 Sebastien Peineau (FRA) shooting against world #2 Mike “Mr. Perfect” Schloesser from the Netherlands for the world title is what any spectator could ask for. And did they ever get what they hoped for! After a tie in regular scoring, the contest went all the way to a closest-to-center shoot–off. Sebastian and Mike kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. With the pressure on, both men shot a nine. All waited in suspense until Sebastien Peineau's arrow was determined to be a fraction closer to the center, resulting in another Team Hoyt World Champion! 

Irene Franchini is all smiles after yet another victory with her Podium X Elite

Compound Women: Irene Franchini (ITA), who recently had a medal performance in Nimes, was up against two-time world outdoor champion Albina Loginova (RUS) in the compound womens final. Both women started strong but Irene held on, earning herself the ultimate title of World Indoor Champion. In addition to Albina’s individual silver, she also won a silver medal in the team event earlier that day.

Albina Loginova taking aim during the gold medal match

Women’s Team: An all-Hoyt women's team from Italy also won the bronze medal in the team event.

Lucia Chavarria (MEX) walked away with the compound junior women gold medal while Athena Caiopoulos from the USA took home the bronze.

The all-Hoyt team from Italy, with recent Vegas winner Sergio “the Sultan” Pagni, won the Gold medal in the team event.

Men’s Team: The all-Hoyt team from Italy, with recent Vegas winner Sergio “the Sultan” Pagni, won the Gold medal in the team event.