12 archers to compete for Canada at Commonwealth Games

A former world champion will lead Canada's 12-member archery team at this fall's Commonwealth Games, Archery Canada said Tuesday.

A former world champion will lead Canada's 12-member archery team at this fall's Commonwealth Games, Archery Canada said Tuesday.

Dietmar Trillus of King City, Ont., won the 2007 world championship and the 2008 World Cup in the compound bow division.

Marie-Pier Beaudet of Quebec City, who competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, was also named to the team. A specialist of the recurve bow, she won a silver medal in the team event at the 2007 Pan American Games.

Another team member, Ashley Wallace, of Redcliff, Alta., is currently leading the 2010 World Cup overall standings in the compound bow division.

This year's Commonwealth Games will be held Oct. 3-14 in New Delhi, India. The last time archery was on the Commonwealth program was in 1982 at Brisbane, Australia.

Other athletes named to the team include Andrew Fagan of Ajax, Ont. (compound bow); Kevin Tataryn, Stonewall, Man. (compound bow); Crispin Duenas, Toronto, (recurve bow); Jay Lyon, Winnipeg,  (recurve bow); Hugh MacDonald, Vancouver, (recurve bow); Camille Bouffard-Demers, Becancour, Que., (compound bow); Doris Jones, Selkirk, Man., (compound bow); Alana MacDougall, Toronto, (recurve bow); and Kateri Vrakking, Toronto, (recurve bow).