According to the Canadian Olympic Committee, Crispin Duenas of North York, Ontario won a bronze medal in the individual recurve competition at the 2013 World Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.
Duenas, who represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, defeated Hugo Eduardo Robles of Argentina in round one, Amadeo Tonelli of Italy in round two, Olympic silver medalist Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in round three, Markiyan Ivashko of Ukraine in round four and Jean-Charles Valladont of France in the quarterfinals.
Duenas then lost to Oh Jin-Hyek of South Korea in the semi-finals before beating Dai Xiaoxiang of China in the bronze medal match.
This is the second straight year a Canadian has medaled at the World Archery Championships. At the 2011 World Archery Championships in Turin, Italy, Chris Perkins of Athens, Ontario won the gold medal in the individual compound competition. However at this time only archers who compete with a recurve bow have a chance to compete at an Olympic Games.
With Duenas' bronze medal on Sunday, he becomes a legitimate medal contender for Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Duenas should also see his world ranking of number 12 improve. The 2013 World Archery Championships was also a solid showing for Jay Lyon of Winnipeg, who lost in the quarterfinals of the individual recurve competition.