Fabry Breaks Two World Records on Opening Day of 2009 Para-Archery World Championships

Aug. 18, 2009, 2:38 p.m. (ET)

NYMBURK, Czech Republic--Team USA got off to a great start at the 2009 Para-Archery World Championships as Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) set world records at both 60m (341 points) and 70m (335 points) in the men's W1 compound bow division.  Fabry's 676 points on the day give him a 23-point overall lead in his division.

Fabry was not the only U.S. team member with a record-setting performance on day one.  Janice Walth (Lodi, Calif.) broke world records at 60cm (187 points) and 80cm (254 points) for the women's visually impaired category.  Walth sits second overall in her division with a total of 441 points.

Also off to a solid start is the compound men's team of Joe Bailey (Flushing, Mich.), Jonathan Mize (Muncie, Ind.) and Dugie Denton (Joliet, Mont.) who ended the day in second place with a score of 1977 points.

In the men's open division, Bailey is seventh (660 points), Mize is eighth (660 points), Denton is eleventh (657 points) and T.J. Pemberton (Edmond, Okla.) is thirty-fourth (632 points).  Russell Wolfe (Williamsburg, Va.) is holding on to tenth place in the men's W2 recurve division with a score of 554 points.

On the women's side, Natalie Wells (Manteca, Calif.) is in fourth place (591 points) and D'Arce Hess (Nevada City, Calif.) is in seventeenth place (460 points) overall in the standing division.

Complete results, news and photos can be found at http://www.paraarchery09.cz.