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14 Years After His First, Jeff Fabry Claims Fourth Career Title At World Archery Para Championships

Fourteen years since winning his first world title, four-time Paralympic medalist Jeff Fabry can still claim to be the one of the best in the world.

Fabry won his fourth career world title at the 2017 World Archery Para Championships on Saturday, taking gold in the W1 recurve open men’s competition in Beijing. Team USA also took the silver medal in the men’s recurve open team division.

Fabry, a gold medalist at the Paralympic Games London 2012, received an arrow upgrade in the final end of his 15-arrow gold medal match against Turkey’s Omer Asik to win 132-131.

“I won my first gold medal at the worlds 14 years ago,” Fabry said. “To be back here again after all this time has passed, it’s amazing.”

Fabry, a four-time Paralympian beginning with the Athens Games in 2004 where he won two bronze medals, added another bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008. The 44-year-old has battled through injuries, but has been a positive mentor to U.S. Para archers since winning his first recurve world title in 2003.

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“To see where I’ve come from then to here, is amazing,” Fabry said. “I am so proud to be still shooting competitively.”

In the men’s recurve open team division, U.S. Paralympian Michael Lukow, rookie Kevin Mather and Timothy Palumbo, both making their international debut, advanced to the gold-medal round, but fell to Russia, 6-2, in the final.

“It was an incredible feeling being out there on the world championships field,” said Mather, a former triathlete and alpine skier. “We have a great team with the right coaches and chemistry, and we know the hard work and practice ahead of us if we want to win gold.”

The World Archery Para Championships continue through Sunday.

Gary R. Blockus is a journalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania who has covered multiple Olympic Games. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

Original article published at teamusa.org:

Team USA’s Ben Thompson Wins Bronze At World Archery Para Championships

Ben Thompson of the United States earned a bronze medal in men’s compound open with a 146-144 win over defending world champion Alberto Simonelli of Italy on Friday at the World Archery Para Championships in Beijing.

“This feeling is amazing,” Thompson said. “This is my birthday week, and to be able to be on the podium, that is the best feeling ever.”

Thompson had some extra inspiration with him during his matches. His sister-in-law, who lived in China for a year while in college, is fighting breast cancer, and he inscribed her name on his arrows along with a breast cancer ribbon.

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A right-handed shooter, Thompson took up archery in 2014 and has been coached Nancey Trevanian Tsai the entire time. Thompson earned a men’s compound team gold medal at the 2015 world championships in Germany and an individual bronze medal at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, but he missed a spot on the 2016 Rio Paralympic team.

Thompson, originally from Springfield, Illinois, but now residing in South Carolina, was paralyzed from the chest down following a 2010 motorcycle accident.

The World Archery Para Championships continue through Sunday. The U.S. men’s recurve open team takes on Russia for the gold medal while four-time Paralympic medalist Jeff Fabry goes for gold in the men’s W1 recurve/compound division on Saturday.

The U.S. men’s compound open team faces Russia for the bronze medal while Andre Shelby, a 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, goes for men’s compound open individual gold on Sunday.

Gary R. Blockus is a journalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania who has covered multiple Olympic Games. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

Original Article on teamusa.org:

http://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/September/15/Team-USAs-Ben-Thompson-Wins-Bronze-At-World-Archery-Para-Championships

Paralympic Champion, U.S. Navy Veteran Andre Shelby Snags Silver At World Archery Para Championships

Reigning Paralympic champion and U.S. Navy veteran Andre Shelby won a pair of medals on Sunday to close out the 2017 World Archery Para Championships in Beijing.

Shelby, 50, brought home the silver medal in the men’s compound open division, and added a bronze medal in the team compound division on a squad that included individual bronze medalist Ben Thompson and Lance Thornton.

Shelby, of Jacksonville, Florida, lost to China’s Ai Xinliang by one arrow, 142-141, in the gold-medal match of the men’s compound open event.

“It’s simple, he outshot me,” said Shelby, who is also a competitive handcyclist. “He’s a great competitor. I didn’t shoot against him in Rio, thank God.”

Shelby defeated defending world champion Alberto Simonelli of Italy, 147-142, in the semifinals after knocking off Great Britain’s Paralympic silver medalist John Stubbs, 146-144, in the quarterfinals.

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Shelby previously won gold medals at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships, 2015 Parapan American Games and 2016 Parapan American Championships in the team and individual competitions. In Rio, he pulled off one of the biggest upsets, climbing from a 12th seed to claim individual gold with just three years of competitive archery under his belt.

The U.S. men’s compound open team of Shelby, Thompson and Thornton added a bronze medal with a 228-223 win over Russia.

The American compound team lost to Iran, 229-223, in the semifinals to drop into the bronze-medal match. Team USA defeated Canada, 232-219, in the opening round, and Japan, 222-219, in the quarterfinals.

Thompson previously earned a bronze medal in the compound men’s open with a 146-144 win over Simonelli on Friday, giving Team USA two straight wins over the defending world champion.

The U.S. squad ended the World Archery Para Championships with five medals in all, including Jeff Fabry’s gold medal in the W1 recurve open men’s competition on Saturday and a silver in men’s team recurve from Kevin Mather, Michael Lukow and Timothy Palumbo.

Gary R. Blockus is a journalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania who has covered multiple Olympic Games. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

Original Article posted on http://www.teamusa.org: http://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/September/17/Paralympic-Champion-US-Navy-Veteran-Andre-Shelby-Snags-Silver-At-World-Archery-Para-Championships

Flint Bowmen 2017 Fall Shoot!

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August 26 & 27, 2017

Don’t miss the-

  • Novelty shoots,

  • The long bear shoot,

  • The pop cap shoot,

  • The water jug challenge,

  • Bake sale,

  • Potluck dinner (Saturday)

  • and the AWESOME 3D course (using IBO Scoring)

  • Many raffles and awesome prizes!

Don’t delay! Fall Kid’s League Registration is filling up!

The Fall Youth Instructional Leagues at Flint Bowmen are filling up fast!

Don’t wait to get your kids registered or you and they may miss out on this awesome league!

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***Note that the Thursday league is moved to Monday.

Information and forms are available by clicking this link.

Also available by entering this link into your web-browser:

https://flintbowmen.com/youth-instructional-leagues/

Great Shooting Kids!

Three of Flint Bowmen’s youth brought home the gold in the Meijer State Games of America this year!

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Congratulations to:

Brenden Tallmadge – Gold
Brandon Buchanan – Gold
Kaitlyn Buchanan – Gold

Don’t delay! Fall Kid’s League Registration is filling up!

The Fall Youth Instructional Leagues at Flint Bowmen are filling up fast!

Don’t wait to get your kids registered or you and they may miss out on this awesome league!

Youth-Archery-Safety

***Note that the Thursday league is moved to Monday.

Information and forms are available by clicking this link.

Also available by entering this link into your web-browser:

https://flintbowmen.com/youth-instructional-leagues/