During the course of the weekend, 32 of the season’s best archers will vie for top honors in the individual events at the Archery World Cup Final 2022 in Tlaxcala, Mexico. The Archery World Cup Final is the culmination of the 2022 international archery season and features events for both male and female archers shooting recurve and compound bows.
On Saturday, the eight best compound archers will compete, and on Sunday, the best recurve archers will do the same. The event will be broadcast live in India. To make it to the World Cup Final, archers either had to win one of the four World Cup stages (in Antalya, Gwangju, Paris, and Medellin) or move up the tour standings with regular podium performances.
The host country, Mexico, has entered archers in all four categories. While India did quite well at the archery World Cup this year, finishing with 10 medals overall (including 4 gold), all of those medals were earned by the Indian team rather than any individual archers.
Sara Lopez of Colombia and Mike Schloesser of the Netherlands, the men’s and women’s compound world champions, respectively, will be among the competitors at the World Cup final.
Women’s archer An San of South Korea and men’s recurve archer Mete Gazoz of Turkey, both of whom won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, are also competing.
How Many Archers Will Compete at Paris 2024?
There will be 128 archers competing at Paris 2024, 64 men and 64 women. This is the same number of archers as at the last Olympic Games. In addition to the three allotted each gender by the host country, this number also accounts for the ten spots available through Universality (two per gender).
If a NOC enters a team, only three of its athletes of each gender will be eligible to compete in the individual disciplines. Otherwise, each National Olympic Committee can only have one participant enter the individual Event.
How to Watch Archery in Olympics
For the 2024 Paris Olympics, archers from all over the world will start releasing their arrows toward the targets a day before the opening ceremony. The competition will start on July 25 and last through August 4.
The program of competitions features both men’s and women’s individual and team events, as well as a mixed team tournament. Every day of the archery tournament will be divided into two halves. The archery competition in the 2024 Summer Olympics will take place on the esplanade de Invalides in Paris.
Close by, at the Hôtel des Invalides, lies the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte, making it a significant military and historical site in its own right. India’s archery team, captained by Deepika Kumari, swept the podium at the World Cup Stage 3 on Sunday, setting themselves up for a faultless run at the Tokyo Olympics in less than a month.
Without the world’s number one team, Korea, the Indian women’s team, mixed pair, and individual competitions were easily won by Deepika, who played four consecutive matches in less than five hours.
Archery fans will be among the first to witness their favorite athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the clock is ticking. If you want to keep up with the archery sport at the 2016 Olympics, here’s all you need to know.
You may watch the Olympics on the local affiliate of NBC, as they are the principal broadcaster having rights to the Games. The streaming services NBCSN, CNBC, USA, the Olympic Channel, and PeacockTV all have more.
It was still unclear as of this writing which channels would air archery coverage. Once the Olympics begin, make sure to check the schedules of the aforementioned channels. The mixed team bouts of the archery competition are set to begin on July 23.
This means that, since many countries employ individual qualifiers to choose the archers who will compete on their mixed teams, those events have already taken place, most likely on July 22.