Canadian compound bow archer Dietmar Trillus (King City, ON) brought home the bronze medal from this season’s 3rd World Cup of Archery event which wrapped-up Sunday in Medellin, Colombia.
The World Cup of Archery series began in 2006. The 4th and final stage of the World Cup series takes place August 19-25 in Wroclaw, Poland. The World Cup final is September 21-22 in Paris. Trillus will try to qualify for his 4th World Cup final since he began to compete on the circuit in 2008. He won the World Cup final in 2008 and was crowned 2007 World Champion in the Compound Bow category. Read More on Archery Canada…
This past summer, 19 year old Christopher Perkins stunned the World out dueling a quartet of experienced and heavily favored veterans in the compound bow division at Turin, Italy to become Archery’s Senior World Champion.
Chris accomplished something not many people ever do and all the while he has remained quiet and humble, so his hometown is going to do the bragging for him. Athens, Ontario is honoring him with his very own street signs, how cool is that!
Congratulations to Canada’s Christopher Perkins who became World Champion today in Turin, Italy. To start the day Chris faced former world champion Reo Wilde of the USA In the semi-finals. In the qualification round, Reo Wilde set a new world record for individual with 714 and ranked number one entering the elimination round. However after trailing by a single point in the first end, Chris came from behind to narrowly defeat Reo and advance to the Gold Medal match against Jesse Broadwater of the United States. This would be the first World Championship final for both competitors.
In the finals, Chris jumped into a lead 90-88 after three ends however Jesse was able to tie it up in the fourth. In the final round, the archers remained tied until the final arrow when Jesse shot a 9 and Chris shot a 10 to capture his first World Championship.
This medal will go well with the team bronze medal that Canada Compound team, comprised of Chris, Dietmar Trillus and Simon Rousseau, won earlier.
Congratulations to Team Canada on the team Bronze medal and a special congratulations to my Canada Winter Games teammate Christopher Perkins, nobody deserves it more and I am sure this will be only the first of many more to come.