Christiansburg man brings home Gold in international archery championship

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A Christiansburg business owner is considered one of the best in his sport.

Dewayne Martin helped beat archery teams from around the world to bring home a world archery champion title.

Martin was in a team of three men from the US who squared off against some of the best archers from dozens of countries.

His team competed against Spain for the Championship title. After an intense round USA won the gold and the world champion title.

"It's got a lot of attention world wide. Since I've got home Sunday night. I've had over 50 friend requests on Facebook. I mean it's just been very humbling," said Dewayne Martin, USA Men's Archery team member.

This is the first year a USA Archery team competed in the world championship, which included 41 total countries.