World Cup Shanghai Final
Easton Shooters Win Every Medal in World Cup Stage Four Recurve
Recurve teams shoot matches of 24 arrows with cumulative scores. Mixed Teams shoot 16 arrows and individual archers shoot their matches in the Set System (5 sets of 3 arrows) at 70 meters. Each set is worth 2 points and the archers who earn 6 set points first win the match. In the case of a tied match (5-5), a one-arrow shoot-off closest to center is shot.
Recurve Men Individual
Joe Fanchin (USA) shot his second final in the Archery World Cup this season against 20 year old, Kairul Anuar Mohamad (MAS). After a neck-and-neck battle Fanchin shot a final ten with his Easton X10 winning the shoot-off and the gold.
Pedro Vivas Alcala (MEX) faced the young Mitch Dielemans (NED). Both Easton shooters performed solidly with Vivas Alcala winning the bronze.
Recurve Women Individual
Inna Stepanova (RUS) and Berengere Schuh (FRA), met twice before this final in Shanghai. The wind was not extremely strong - but was changing a lot - making the shots very difficult for the archers. Stepanova shot her Easton X10's well and brought home the gold.
Easton shooters Erwina Safitri (INA) Deepika Kumari (IND) faced off for the women's individual bronze medal, which, after a solid performance by both archers, Kumari's consistency paid off, winning her the bronze.
Recurve Men Team
USA and Malaysia met to shoot for the recurve men team gold. Team USA remained strong and won the match 222 to 218. This was the second gold of this stage won by Fanchin (USA) shooting Easton X10s.
Recurve Women Team
In a repeat of the World Championship in Turin, Italy, Easton shooters on the Indian and Italian teams shot for the gold with India winning the medal 215 to 204. Mexico beat out the Russians for the Bronze.
Recurve Mixed Team
Easton shooters Ellison/Lorig (USA) teamed up to shoot against Japan for the gold medal in recurve mixed team. The USA took the lead by one point only over Japan, in the first end and continued to pull ahead. Lorig hit a final 9 with her X10 and USA won the match 146 to 139! France won the bronze shooting against China.
Easton Shooters Take 14 of 15 Medals in World Cup Stage Four Compound Competition
The compound finals are shot with cumulative score: Out of 15 arrows for the individuals, 16 arrows for the mixed teams and 24 arrows for the teams.
Compound Men Individual
Reo Wilde (USA) kept his Easton's flying superbly throughout the final shoot - scoring a perfect 150 - and winning the gold.
Besides Wilde's incredible number of gold medals and world records, he is also the double 2009 world champion (team and individual). He will be competing in the finals in Istanbul.
In an exciting bronze medal competition, Logan Wilde (USA), shot against Angel Ramirez (MEX). Both Easton shooters scored incredibly well right down to the finish. With Wilde putting on the pressure in the last end, Ramirez answered with a final 10 to clinch the bronze
Compound Women Individual
Jamie Van Natta (USA), who ranked 2nd in Ogden, last month faced off against Erika Aanshutz (USA), who is ranked first in the World Cup. Van Natta's X10 Protours and excellent marksmanship won her the gold in Shanghai.
Easton shooters Laura Longo (ITA) won over Danielle Brown (GBR) to bring home the bronze.
Compound Men Team
For the first time in an international competition USA shot against India. The USA won all of their team matches this season in the World Cup and the world championships. The Americans put up an impressive performance, winning the gold, India taking home the silver. This win was Easton shooter Reo Wilde's second gold in stage four of the World Cup. The Mexican team, shooting Easton shafts, took home the bronze.
Compound Women Team
Arch-rivals in the compound women's category, the USA and Russia had already met once in a final this year at the Archery World Cup Stage in Porec - with Russia beating the USA.
After a world record-setting qualification the USA team maintained their momentum and beat the Russians for the Gold. The Philippines won the bronze.
Compound Mixed Team
All three compound mixed team medals were won by teams shooting Easton arrows. This was Mexico's first final in the 2011 world cup, facing off against France the Mexican team finished strong to win the gold, 154-150. The USA team beat out Italy to win the bronze.
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