A trio of Canadians have completed their competition at the 2016 Czech Target Para Archery Tournament held in Nové Město nad Metuji, Czech Republic.
Kevin Evans, ranked 26th in the world, entered the tournament coming off silver medals in the individual open and team open competitions at the 2016 Parapan Am Championships. After qualifying 37th in the compound open division with a score of 658, Evans was given a bye in round two where he faced Japan’s Tadatsugu Otsuka.
Evans fell 139-130 to Otsuka, who was eliminated in round three by Great Britain’s Nathan MacQueen.
Joining Evans on the men’s side for the compound 0pen was fellow Canadian Alec Denys, who enjoyed an excellent qualification score of 680 to rank him 9th overall entering the bracket phase.
Unfortunately for Denys he ran into Austria’s Usmaew Lom-Ali, who scored the 56th-highest qualifying score but was coming off a round one win over Russian Jaroslav Zelenka. Lom-Ali just narrowly edged Denys by a score of 135-133.
On the women’s side, world number 11 Karen Van Nest was looking to carry over her momentum from winning two individual gold medals at the 2016 Parapan Am Championships. After qualifying fifth in the women’s compound 0pen division with a score of 667, Van Nest fell 131-125 to Sam Tucker of the United States.
Photos: Dan Galbraith/Canadian Paralympic Committee