One of the most significant competitions in the history of modern horseback archery took place in Hungary in the Kassai Valley on July 4-5, 2014. Lajos Kassai laid down the foundations of modern horseback archery at the end of the ’80s and organized the first competition in 1994.

The prestigious tournament has been attended by horseback archers from 22 countries: Hungary, USA, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, South Africa, Finland, France, Greece, Canada, China, Poland, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand.

Hungarian competitors proved once again that Hungary is an equestrian nation. They secured the first nine places in the medal table. The winner of the competition is Lajos Kassai the founder of Hungarian horseback archery.

Results:

1. Kassai Lajos 273,49 Hungary
2. Daróczi Zsolt 255,67 Hungary
3. Vermes Balázs 219,21 Hungary
4. Kun Gergő 206,02 Hungary
5. Katrics Tamás 204,66 Hungary
6. Szmrecsányi Márton 193,90 Hungary
7. Daróczi Dániel 193,52 Hungary
8. Kiss Péter 190,12 Hungary
9. Vermes István 181,63 Hungary
10. Claus Meyer 164,50 Germany
11. Lukas Novotny 160,75 USA
12. Borsos Róbert 141,34 Canada
13. Jens Vogt 140,57 Germany
14. Johannes Fischnaller 136,92 Austria
15. Wojtek Osiecki 119,56 Poland
16. Mustakerski Vladimir119,17 Bulgaria
17. Robin Descamps 118,97 France
18. Daniel Griffin 118,77 South-Africa
19. Mustakerski Panajot 113,67 Bulgaria
20. Michał Piasek 110,49 Poland
21. Steffen Kirtzel 107,42 Germany
22. Thierry Descamps 106,83 France
23. Rainer Haesner 102,75 Germany
24. Kerstin Pressel 101,37 Austria
25. Joachim Rudloff 99,09 Germany
26. Bartosz Ligocki 98,08 Poland
27. Frédéric Luneau 95,96 France
28. Michal Sanczenko 95,68 Poland
29. Helmuth Schlichting 94,90 USA
30. Anna Sokolska 92,57 Poland

Photo: MTI – George Varga

Source: http://hungarianambiance.com/

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