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Slovak Marcel Pavlík climbs to top of World Archery men’s compound open rankings

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Slovakia’s Marcel Pavlík. Image credit: Paralympijské Motivačné Centrum

With World Archery’s world rankings having been updated earlier today, Slovak Marcel Pavlík sees himself ranked first in the men’s compound open rankings.



The 40-year-old right-hander spent the first few days of the year in  Viničné, Slovakia where he worked on his form and set a new Slovak record in a national competition.  This came after finished out 2015 internationally with an impressive record.  He had a ninth place finish at the Donaueschingen 2015 World Archery Para Championships, and a third place finish at the 2015 Dutch Para Archery Tournament.  He also competed at the Berlin Indoor Open Tournament. Following performance in Berlin, Slovakia’s national archery team coach Vladimír Majerčák was quoted by Paralympijské Motivačné Centrum as saying, “The overall ninth place in healthy and strong competition archers is amazing. Marcel’s desire is to become a professional and Berlin definitely proved that desire right.”


This Saturday should also be a big night for Pavlík as he was nominated for Vyhlásenie najlepších lukostrelcov roka 2015 (English: Slovakia’s Best Archers of 2015 Awards) in the men’s category alongside Boris Baláž, Dušan Binder, Juraj Duchoň, and Vladimír Hurban jun.  The ceremony will take place at  Spoločenskom dome in Veľkom Záluží.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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