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Robert ("Rob") Rusnov (born December 9, 1973) is a Canadianmarker archer. He was born in Torontomarker.

Athletic career

Rusnov ranked first or second among Canadian archers every year from 1992 through 2000.. As a competitor at the 1995 Pan American Games, he won two gold medals and three bronze medals. The next year, Rusnov was one of four archers involved in a shootout to determine the country's representative at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlantamarker. Kevin Sally won both the trial and the spot, but Rusnov was subsequently added to the team as a wild-card by the International Olympic Committeemarker. The day before opening ceremonies, a third archer, Jeannot Robitaille, was also added to the field. At the Olympics, all three Canadians were eliminated in the first round of the individual event, and the team itself fared likewise in the team competition, losing to Ukrainemarker's team by a score of 238-225.

Rusnov competed for Canada at the 1999 Pan American Games. He participated in another shootout, this one involving only two shooters, to determine Canada's representative at the 2000 Summer Olympics. There, he defeated David Dalziel, a close friend and former teammate from the 1999 Pan American Games. At the Olympics, he was again eliminated in the first round of the individual event.

Personal life

A resident of Richmond Hill, Ontariomarker, Rusnov studied engineering at Ryerson University.

References

  1. Davidson, Neil. " Canadian archers meet in shootout to go to Sydney", Canadian Press, published June 28, 2000, accessed March 7, 2007.
  2. " Canadian archer staying positive", Canadian Press, published August 2, 1996, accessed March 7, 2007.
  3. " South Korean women better than Robin Hood?", Canadian Press, published August 2, 1996, accessed March 7, 2007.
  4. " Archer Rusnov wins berth in Sydney Olympics after winning weekend shootout, Canadian Press, published July 2, 2000, accessed March 7, 2007.



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