Poland topped the medals table at the 2011 Stoke Mandeville Open Para-Archery World Ranking Event, winning two gold and one silver medal. Great Britain came second overall, winning two golds, and Italy, which won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, was third over all.
The Stoke Mandeville Open, took place from 5 - 9 September and was one of the last opportunities for archers to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
In the Women’s Individual Recurve Standing, Poland’s Milena Olszewska took gold ahead of the Netherlands’ Eliane Salden-Otten and Switzerland’s Magali Comte.
Poland’s Wiktor Patryas, Piotr Sawicki and Tomasz Lezanski also picked up gold in the Men’s Team Recurve Open. Italy’s team won silver and France took bronze.
Poland’s silver medal went to the Women’s Team Recurve Open, consisting of Milena Olszewska, Grazyna Wojciechowska and Wieslawa Wolak. Gold went to Great Britain’s Gemma Morris, Sharon Vennard and Kate Murray. The Czech Republic picked up bronze.
Great Britain’s second gold medal went to John Cavanagh in the Men’s Individual Compound W1 event. Silver went to the USA’s Jeffrey Rhoden Fabry and bronze to Slovakia’s Peter Kinik.
Italy’s triumph came in the Men’s Individual Recurve W2 event, when Vittorio Bartoli took gold. Korea’s In Sik You won silver and Turkey’s Ozgur Ozen came third.
The Czech Republic dominated the Women’s Individual Recurve W2 event with Markéta Sidkova and Miroslava Cerna taking gold and silver respectively. Italy’s Veronica Floreno won bronze.
Italy’s other bronze went to Lorenzo Schieda in the Men’s Individual Compound Open. But Switzerland’s World Champion Philippe Horner dominated the event to take gold and France’s Maurice Champey took silver.
In the Women’s Individual Compound Open Russia’s Marina Lyzhnikova was triumphant, taking gold against Spain’s Ainara Badiola who won silver. Turkey’s Gulbin Su won bronze.
In the Men’s Team Compound event Korea’s Kil Sung, Ouk Soo Lee and Hyun Ju Kweon won gold with USA’s Lewis Denton, Jeffrey Rhoden Fabry and Jonathan Mize taking silver. Bronze went to France’s Maurice Champey, Frank Haudoin and Patrick Guignet.
In the Men’s Individual Recurve Standing event, Germany’s Matthias Alpers took gold with France’s Armando Cabreira taking silver and Brazil’s Luciano Rezende with bronze.