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