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.”