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.”

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