Brehaut finishes strong in World Cup debut in Shanghai
OTTAWA , ON — The second stop of the Hyundai World Cup circuit, wrapped up on Sunday May 12th. Canada had one athlete making their World Cup debut in Shanghai, Jamie Brehaut, in the Senior Men’s Compound division.
Brehaut, from Lethbridge Alberta, made his international debut on Tuesday, finishing the qualification round with a total score of 680 in a tight field. In the first round of eliminations, Brehaut met Bektursun Zhomart of Kazakkhstan. Brehaut took to a four point lead over Zhomart, after the first end and continued to increase his lead, moving on to the second round with a final score of 147-140.
In the second round, Brehaut met Reginald Kools, of Belgium, who had qualified 13th in this event. This match up remained close through all ends, with Kools moving forward, with only a one-point difference, 141-140, separating him from Brehaut.
“Jamie shot very well for this being his first World event.” said his coach Jude Hooey. “In his first match, he shot an impressive 147/150. He lost the second to 13th place Belgium by just one point. Jamie is a very dedicated archer and is looking forward to the World Cup stage in Berlin in July. I have confidence that he will perform even better there.”
The Hyundai World Cup now moves to stop 3 in Antalya Turkey, where Canada will have 4 recurve men, Cripisn Duenas, Eric Peters, Brian Maxwell, Conner Sorley, and 1 Recurve woman, Virginie Chenier, competing.
Following Antalya, there will be a break in the World Cup circuit for the World Championships, before the final World Cup stop in Berlin, Germany.
Antalya World Cup: May 19-25 2019
World Archery Para Championships: June 2-8 2019
World Archery Championships: June 9-15th
Berlin World Cup: June 30-July 6th 2019
Tokyo 2020 Test Event: July 10-17th 2019
Lima Pan American Games: August 5-10th 2019