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The Archery World Cup is a competition, started in 2006, organized by the World Archery Federation, where the archers compete in four different stages in four different countries and the best eight archers of each category (from 2010, four archers during 2006-09) advance to an additional stage to contest the Archery World Cup Final. This form of competition was introduced following the success of the 2003 World Archery Championships in New York and the 2004 Summer Olympics with the intent of making the sport more popular and attractive to spectators, with the matches being held in 'spectacular' locations and the final matches being broadcast online.It has received plaudits for its innovative approach to the sport, raising its profile and reach.
The World Archery Federation is the governing body of the sport of archery. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is composed of 156 national federations and other archery associations, and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
The 2003 World Archery Championships was the 42nd edition of the World Archery Championships. The event was held in New York City, United States, from 14-20 July 2003 and was organized by World Archery Federation (FITA).
Archery at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, Greece with ranking rounds on 12 August and regular competition held from 15 August to 21 August. One hundred twenty-eight archers from forty-three nations competed in the four gold medal events—individual and team events for men and for women—that were contested at these games.
From 2013, the World Cup is broadcast live on Eurosport.It carries sponsorship from Kia and Longines, which supports the annual Longines Prize of Precision for archery, for the "best male and female athletes that master bow and arrow through concentration, balance, accuracy, and skill".
The 2013 Archery World Cup was the eighth edition of the annual Archery World Cup, organised by the World Archery Federation. Four stages were held from May to August 2013, in Shanghai, Antalya, Medellin and Wroclaw, in which archers in the recurve and compound disciplines acquired qualifying points based on their performance. The top mixed team and the top seven individual archers over the course of the four stages joined the leading non-qualified host nation archer for the finals at the Fontaines du Trocadéro in Paris on 21–22 September.
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In the World Cup Finals the prize money for the individual competitions in 2018 was:
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For each individual World Cup stage, the prize money offered for individual competitions in 2013 was:
The following venues have hosted stages of the World Cup Final.
|Year||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Final|
|2012||n/c: 2012 Olympics|
|2016||n/c: 2016 Olympics|
The host cities for 2018-19 will be Salt Lake City, Berlin, Antalya and Shanghai, with scheduling to be confirmed.
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.
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Antalya is the eighth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area.
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The Longines Prize for Precision is awarded to the male and female archers who shoot the most 10s over the course of the competition at the end of the season. It has been awarded since 2010 and is awarded to compound and recurve archers in alternate years. Winners receive a trophy, watch and cash prize of 5,000 CHF.
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In modern archery, a compound bow is a bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs.
A recurve bow is a bow with limbs that curve away from the archer when unstrung. A recurve bow stores more energy and delivers energy more efficiently than the equivalent straight-limbed bow, giving a greater amount of energy and speed to the arrow. A recurve will permit a shorter bow than the simple straight limb bow for a given arrow energy and this form was often preferred by archers in environments where long weapons could be cumbersome, such as in brush and forest terrain, or while on horseback.
|Year||R/C||Men's Winner||Women's Winner|
Including all individual and team stage and final medals up to end of 2014 World Cup
|Totals (43 nations)||375||374||359||1108|
The following table shows the total number of medals won in the individual competetitions by all archers who have won at least two individual gold medals (including stage and finals).
Including all individual stage and final medals up to end of 2014 World Cup
An Indoor Archery World Cup was inaugurated in 2010. It is played in the off-season (November to February), with fewer stages and the final competed in Las Vegas. In 2014, the stages were held in Marrakesh, Singapore and Telford.
|Year||Host||Men's Recurve||Women's Recurve||Men's Compound||Women's Compound|
Bombayla Devi Laishram is an Indian archer. A member of the national recurve team representing India at the international events since 2007, she has won a silver medal at the World Archery Championships, and four gold, five silver, and four bronze medals at various editions of the Archery World Cup. Laishram peaked at no. 14 in the world rankings in March 2009.
Deepika Kumari is an Indian athlete who competes in the event of archery, is currently ranked World No. 5, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's individual recurve event. She also won a gold medal in the same competition in the women's team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi.
The national Indian governing body of archery as a sport in India is the Archery Association of India.
The 2006 Archery World Cup was the first edition of the Archery World Cup, designed to highlight archery in some of the world's "most spectacular" locations following the success of the 2003 World Archery Championships in New York City and the 2004 Summer Olympics. The first leg was held in Porec, Croatia, the second leg on at Antalya Centennial Archery Field in Antalya, Turkey, the third leg on in San Salvador, El Salvador and the final leg was held in Shanghai.
The 2009 Archery World Cup was the fourth edition of the Archery World Cup, organised by the World Archery Federation. The first three hosts of the qualification legs remained the same as in 2008, with the first leg was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the second leg in Porec, Croatia, the third at Antalya Centennial Archery Field in Antalya, Turkey. The final leg was held in Shanghai.
The 2014 Archery World Cup was the ninth edition of the annual Archery World Cup, organised by the World Archery Federation. The locations for the 4 preliminary stages were the same as in 2013, with the first leg in Shanghai, China from 22–27 April, the second leg on 13–18 May in Medellin, Colombia, the third leg on 10–15 June in Antalya, Turkey, and the final leg on August 5–10 in Wroclaw, Poland. The finals were held in Lausanne on 6–7 September.
The 2012 Archery World Cup was the seventh edition of the annual Archery World Cup, organised by the World Archery Federation. As 2012 was an Olympic year, the World Cup consisted of three, not four legs. The first leg was held on April 14–15 in Shanghai, China, the second leg on May 5–6 at Antalya Centennial Archery Field in Antalya, Turkey and the third leg on June 23–24 in Ogden, Utah, United States.
Florian Kahllund, is a German athlete who competes in recurve archery.
Lisa Unruh is a German athlete who competes in recurve archery.
Chang Hye-jin is a female South Korean archer. She won Olympic gold in both the team and individual archery events at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Abhishek Verma is an Indian archer. At the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, he won the gold medal in the men's compound archery team event along with Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar, and the silver medal in the men's individual compound event. On 15 August 2015, he won a gold medal in the compound men's individual section at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Wroclaw, Poland. On 25 October 2015, he won the silver medal in the compound men's individual section at the Archery World Cup Final in Mexico city.
The 2015 Archery World Cup is the tenth edition of the annual Archery World Cup, organised by the World Archery Federation. The locations for the 4 preliminary stages are the same as in 2014, with the first leg in Shanghai, China from 5–10 May, the second leg on 26–31 May in Antalya, Turkey, the third leg on 11–16 August in Wroclaw, Poland, and the final leg on 8–13 September in Medellin, Colombia. The finals will be held in Mexico City on 17–18 October.
Maja Marcen, is a Slovenian born athlete, who started archery in 1992. She originally competed for her home country of Slovenia, but now lives and competes for Colombia in compound archery.
The men's team recurve competition at the 2015 World Archery Championships took place from 26 July - 2 August in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ku Bon-chan is a South Korean recurve archer. He won an individual and a team gold medal at the 2016 Olympics and two team gold medals at the 2015 World Championships.
Choi Mi-sun is a female South Korean recurve archer.
The 2017 Archery World Cup is the 12th edition of the Archery World Cup organised annually by the World Archery Federation. The World Cup finals will be held in Odense, Denmark on 24–25 September. The locations for the 4 preliminary stages were: The first leg in Shanghai, China from 16–21 May, the second leg on 6–11 June in Antalya, Turkey, the third leg on 20–25 June in Salt Lake City, U.S. and the final leg on 8–13 August in Berlin, Germany. The finals were held in Rome, Italy on 2–3 September.
Ankita Bhakat is an Indian recurve archer who is currently ranked world number 51 by the World Archery Federation. She is a member of the Indian national recurve team and competes in international events in the women's individual, women's team and the mixed team recurve categories. She competed in the 2017 World Archery Youth Championships held at Rosario, Argentina and won the gold medal in the recurve junior mixed team event with partner Jemson Singh Ningthoujam.