Former executive board member Trudy Medwed dies aged 79

Trudy Medwed profile.

Trudy Medwed died on 8 September, weeks before her 80th birthday.

Twice the president of the Austrian archery federation, first in an interim role from 1999 to 2000 and then permanent from 2002 to 2016, Trudy served as a member of World Archery’s executive board from 2003 to 2013.

She was also a member of the World Archery Europe council.

Trudy acted as a technical delegate at many international field and 3D archery tournaments, both world and continental, being passionate for both disciplines.

She was awarded a bronze plaquette in 2001 and, subsequently, the silver plaquette in 2009 in recognition of her services to the sport.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen issued the following statement:

“Trudy was an important member of the board for many years and was very much involved with the field disciplines. She was instrumental in bringing World Archery and the IFAA closer, working towards the establishment of a working agreement between the two organisations. Her contributions to the sport have been significant.”

“On behalf of World Archery, my most sincere condolences go to her family.”

Trudy’s funeral will be held at 14h00 on Thursday 23 September 2021 at the protestant church in Hartberg, Austria.