The second stage of the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup took place in Lausanne, Switzerland with 234 archers from 35 countries on 17-23 May.
The Americas was represented by archers from Canada, Colombia, US Virgin Islands, Mexico and the USA.
Linda Ochoa-Anderson, Paige Pearce and Savannah Vanderwier won the second consecutive compound women’s team gold for the USA after defeating Russia, 229-214, in the gold medal match.
“It definitely feels really good having a strong team. I think that it builds up inner confidence. In my view, we shoot better together as a team,” said Linda.
Paired with Braden Gellenthien, Ochoa-Anderson climbed the podium one more time in the mixed team event when they collected bronze. The duo beat Great Britain by one, 154-153.
The third medal of the USA came courtesy of world number one Brady Ellison, who beat Maximilian Weckmueller of Germany, 6-2, to take gold in the recurve men’s event and secure his 11th appearance at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final later this year.
“It’s good to get another win. It’s good to be in another World Cup Final that way. Overall, I’m pretty excited with it,” said Brady.
In the recurve events, the Mexican team also collected medals in the women’s team and mixed team competitions.
Aida Roman, Alejandra Valencia and Ana Vazquez lost to Italy, 5-1, in the women’s team final to leave Lausanne with silver, while Valencia and Luis Alvarez beat Stephanie Barrett and Brian Maxwell of Canada, 5-1, in the mixed team bronze.
There were also outstanding individual performances from Nicholas D’Amour of the US Virgin Islands and Linda Ochoa-Anderson, who both made the final fours but just fell short of converting their arena appearances into podiums.
The Hyundai Archery World Cup will now move to Paris, France for its third and last stage where many of the remaining places at the season finale will be decided.