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    Post by archer2 on Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:30 pm

    Archery World Cup Results Best Ever

    Silver Individual Medal

    Kevin Tataryn of Stonewall, Manitoba led the Canadian archery team to a best ever finish in the 4th and final 2008 World Cup in Bo, France June 23 28, 2008, with a second place finish in the mens compound category. Kevin finished the ranking round with 699 points in a tie for 8th place and then won a string of 4 matches on June 27th, which put him in the medal finals the evening of June 28th.


    The final medal matches in all categories were held at night under lights for the first time in World Cup competition. The stands at the Cancelles archery centre in Bo were full with about 4,000 loud and enthusiastic spectators on a beautiful, calm and warm evening. Australian Pat Coghlan and Kevin shot arrow for arrow during the entire 12 arrow match, finishing with a tied score of 115 out of a possible 120. In a tie breaking procedure each archer shoots one arrow and the highest score wins. If there is still a tie, each archer shoots a second arrow, again the highest score wins. If there is still a tie, each archer shoots a third arrow and closest to the centre wins. (The archers are shooting at a target 70 meters away with a ten ring about the same size of a grapefruit.)

    In the first tie-breaking arrow, Pat Coghlan shot a ten, putting all the pressure on Kevin. Kevin responded shooting ten points. On the second arrow Pat again shot first sinking another perfect ten, increasing the pressure on Kevin. Kevin shot a 9, just out of the ten-ring. Pat Coghlan won the gold medal and Kevin the silver medal.

    Bronze Team Medal

    The mens compound team also claimed a bronze medal on the evening of June 28th. The team was composed of

    Dietmar Trillus, King City Ontario

    Kevin Tataryn, Stonewall, Manitoba and

    Kevin Evans, Jaffery, BC



    The team was led by Kevin Evans, the 2007 world Paralympic champion, who shot superbly with only 2 arrows out of the ten-ring. Archery is a fully integrated sport and archers with a disability compete regularly with able-bodied archers. Kevin is ranked 4th in the combined able-bodied and disabled Canadian rankings in Canada and finished this World Cup in 27th place in the individual competition. Kevin is a strong contender for a gold medal in the Paralympics in September.

    World Cup Finals

    Dietmar Trillus, the 2007 world compound champion earned enough world cup points to become Canadas first ever participant in the World Cup finals which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, September 27, 2008. The top four archers in each of the recurve and compound categories and in each gender are eligible for the World Cup final.

    Canadian Woman Finishes 6th

    In the Womens recurve category, Kateri Vrakking of Toronto, Ontario finished this world Cup competition in 6th place, the highest placing ever for a recurve archer. Kateri was nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympic team earlier in the week.

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