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RIO 2016: Bows Of Champions

Aug 30, 2016 |  #hoyt #bowhunting #compound #target archery #recurve

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As the whole world turned its attention to Rio, #TeamHoyt locked its sights on the podium, using Hoyt equipment to rack up a massive collection of 15 total medals. Securing nearly two-thirds of all possible medals is no small task, and we celebrate the years of grueling commitment these talented men and women from across the globe have dedicated to realizing their Olympic dreams. 

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JC Valladont of France displayed rock-solid shooting with his Hoyt Prodigy RX throughout the entire week in Rio, landing himself in the gold medal match. Well done, JC, and congrats on your Olympic silver medal!

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Team USA’s Brady Ellison, one of the most well-known recurve archers in the world, doubled down in Rio, secured two Olympic medals with his Hoyt Prodigy RX: an individual bronze and a team silver.

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Lisa Unruh and her Hoyt performed brilliantly in her first Olympic games, taking an individual silver medal back to Germany.

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Korea’s Ki Bo Bae put her Hoyt to work, securing two Olympic medals as well: an individual bronze in addition to a team gold. 

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Kim Woo-jin (left) and and Lee Seung-yun (center) propelled the Korean team to a gold medal using their Hoyt’s. 

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In addition to his team gold, Kim Woo-jin set a new World and Olympic Record 700 during the ranking rounds.

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Team USA’s Zach Garrett (left),  Jake Kaminski (center) and Brady Ellison (right), each shooting the Hoyt Prodigy RX, came together in a strong effort to secure silver. 

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Alec Potts and his Prodigy RX made a strong showing in winning a bronze medal for the Australian team. 

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Inna Stepanova and her Hoyt Prodigy XT played their part in bringing team silver back to Russia.

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Le Chien-ying (left), Lin Shih-chia (center) and Le Chien-ying (Right) each shot Prodigy or Prodigy RX systems on their journey to team bronze for Chinese Taipei. 

We congratulate these medalists, along with myriad other talented Team Hoyt shooters, on their accomplishments in working their way onto the Olympic stage. We look forward to seeing what happens over the next 4 years! Get Serious. Get Hoyt. 

All photos credit of World Archery