Scarborough archer Duenas earns bronze medal at World Championships

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Scarborough’s Crispin Duenas earned his first ever World Championship medal at the World Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.

The two-time Olympian, who took up the sport at the urging of his Grade 8 math teacher at John A. Leslie Public School, summed up his success in a couple of tweets.

Upon earning the bronze medal, he texted on his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/crispin_duenas) on Sunday, Oct. 6: “Won the bronze medal today! Thnx to all who supported me!”

And upon qualifying for the medal round a few days earlier he texted: “Holy smokes! I’m heading to the bronze medal match at the World Championships! GAME ON.”

A graduate of both Birchmount Park Collegiate in Scarborough as well as the University of Toronto (with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Physics, with a minor in Music and Mathematics), he represented Canada at both the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“Crispin’s first World Championship medal win is a reflection of his determination to continually build on previous successes,” said Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, in a statement released Monday, Oct. 7.

“His efforts in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 contributed to Canada’s reputation as a serious contender on the archery world stage and I have no doubt that this recent win is only a taste of what we can expect in the future from this outstanding Canadian athlete.”

Source

News Category: 

Latest News

  • February 22, 2017
    Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, today announced a partnership with Athletics Canada, the sport governing body for track and field in Canada. As part of the partnership, Mondo will provide...
  • February 22, 2017
    Paralympians and world champions Katie Harnock , Jamey Jewells , Adam Lancia and Janet McLachlan are hanging up their jerseys after announcing their retirements from the Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball Teams. A multiple Paralympic medallist...
  • February 21, 2017
    Paralympic swimming medallist and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Honorable Carla Qualtrough, is among a group of five uniquely accomplished individuals named today as the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2017,...
  • VISTA Logo
    February 10, 2017
    The winner of the award will give a keynote address at September’s VISTA conference in Toronto, Canada. There are just two weeks to go until nominations for the highly prestigious International Paralympic Committee ( IPC ) Scientific Award close on...
  • February 9, 2017
    With exactly 365 days until the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Canadian Olympic Committee ( COC ) is hard at work to create an environment that will help athletes achieve their best performances...