Mike Schloesser, centre, won the men's compound gold medal in Lausanne ©World Archery

Dutchmen Mike Schloesser and Steve Wijler triumphed in the men's events at the Archery Indoor World Series opener in Lausanne while Italy's Paola Natale and Denisa Baránková of Slovakia claimed the women's titles.

Former world champion Schloesser lived up to his favourites tag in the men's compound with victory in a thrilling final.

He narrowly beat Frenchman Nicolas Girard in a shootout after the pair both amassed 149 points.

The world number one also got through his previous rounds with close calls, beating Croatian Mario Vavro in a quarter-final shoot-out before seeing off Italy's Federico Pagnoni 149-148 in the last four.

Pagnoni then missed out on a podium place as Denmark's Mathias Fullerton beat him in a shoot-out following a draw on 149 points each.

In the women's compound final, Natale got the better of her countrywoman Marcella Tonioli in another shoot-out.

Both archers scored 143 points in regulation before hitting a nine each in the deciding round, but Natale's was closer to the centre which gave her the win.

Andrea Robles of the Philippines made up the top three after beating Croatia's Bayley Sargeant Buden 145-143.

Wijler added a second Dutch gold of the event after dispatching Frenchman Jerome Bidault in the men's recurve final.

He shot a perfect ten on eight of his nine shots to take a 6-0 overall win, with victories coming in all three rounds.

There was a close affair in the bronze medal-match, with Alessandro Paoli eventually beating David Pasqualucci 6-5 in an all-Italian clash.

It went down to a shoot-out that saw Paoli hold his nerve to win 9-8.

A Dutch hat-trick of golds was denied by Baránková who was triumphant in the women's recurve final.

She eventually prevailed 6-5 against Laura van der Winkel of the Netherlands, with a perfect 10 proving the difference in a shoot-out tiebreaker.

Bronze went the way of Estonian Reena Parnat who cruised past Britain's Sarah Russell 6-0.

The Archery Indoor World Series is set to return in Luxembourg next month with athletes then heading to Strassen for competition scheduled to take place from November 17 to 19.