French Archer Thierry Joussaume Makes History with European Gold in Rome


96 days before the start of the Paralympic Games, Frenchman Thierry Joussaume won European gold this Friday in Rome. A first individual medal on the international circuit and not just any medal for the archer from Cholet.

Two years ago, Maxime Guérin won individual bronze, right here in Rome. This time it’s his teammate Thierry Joussaume who climbs to the top of the podium. He thus becomes the first French para-archer to be crowned individually since para-archery came under the aegis of World Archery in 2010.

For this final, Thierry Joussaume was opposed to the Ukrainian Ivan Dziadyk within the exceptional setting of the ancient ruins of Ostia Antica in Rome. From the first end, the Ukrainian took control of the match with a perfect 30. Far from being impressed, the Frenchman quickly responded by also shooting a 30 on the second end. He even takes advantage of his opponent’s errors to take the advantage in the score. He then knew how to manage the match perfectly by keeping his opponent at bay. Until ending the match with a 10 synonymous with victory. Final score 142 points to 140.

2024-05-24 14:25:42
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