Canadian Para-Archery Athlete brings home 2 gold from 2016 Parapan American Archery Championship
OTTAWA, May 31st 2016 – At the 2016 Parapan American Archery Championship this past weekend in San José, Costa Rica, four-time Paralympian, Karen Van Nest of Wiarton, Ontario won gold in the women's individual open compound bow category and the women's individual open compound master combined category. Van Nest was the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games silver medallist in the women’s open compound bow category.
On the men’s side, two-time world champion Kevin Evans of Jaffray, BC won two silver medals and a bronze. He won his first silver medal in the men's individual open compound bow category. Evans’ second silver medal came in the men’s open compound team event. Paralympians Alec Denys (Douro-Drummer, ON) and Bob Hudson (Leoville, SK) teamed-up with Evans to bring home the silver for Canada. Evans stood again on the podium alongside teammate Karen Van Nest in capturing the bronze medal in the open compound mixed team event.
The Canadian team is now preparing for the Czech Target World Ranking Tournament (WRT), to take place in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic, June 11th to 20th.
Listed below are the athletes and staff that comprised the Canadian Team for the 2016 Parapan American Archery Championship. The Parapan American Archery Championship takes place every two years.
- Alec DENYS, Douro-Drummer, ON
- Kevin EVANS, Jaffray, BC
- Bob HUDSON, Leoville, SK
- Karen VAN NEST, Wiarton, ON
- Ryan VAN BERKEL, Winnipeg, MB
- Phil HENDERSON, Wiarton, ON
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Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.