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The World Archery Championships are a series of competitions in Archery organised by the World Archery Federation (WA).They first competition held under that title took place in 1931.
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.
Competition archery takes a wide variety of formats, but the title World Championships is commonly reserved for the following three events:
Of these, the Outdoor World Championships in target Archery is most commonly referred to as simply the 'World Archery Championships', and the winners most commonly referred to as simply "world champions". Events in those outdoor championships are held involving fixed targets at set distances, using a variety of bows, the recurve bow from 1931 and the compound bow since 1995.
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.
In modern archery, a compound bow is a bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs.
Although less widely recognised, World Championship events are also held in Youth archery (outdoor only - field and indoor youth events are held alongside the senior championships), Para-archery, University archery and 3D archery. A ski archery World Championships was last held in 2007, but is not part of the current rotation.Following the accession of archery to permanent sports at the Summer Universiade, the University world championships will also cease to be part of the World Archery Championships rotation in 2014.
|1||World Outdoor Target Championships||1931||2017 (49th)|
|2||World Indoor Target Championships||1991||2016 (13th)|
|3||World Field Archery Championships||1969||2016 (25th)|
|4||World 3D Archery Championships||2003||2017 (8th)|
|5||World Ski Archery Championships||1999||2017 (10th)|
|6||World Para Archery Championships||1998||2019 (12th)|
|7||World Youth Archery Championships||1991||2015 (15th)|
|8||World University Archery Championships||1996||2016 (11th)|
World Archery arranges for the organisation of the following Championships:
World Archery Championships: Recurve and Compound Divisions; World Archery Indoor Championships (optional for Juniors): Recurve and Compound Divisions; World Archery Field Championships (optional for Juniors): Barebow, Recurve and Compound Divisions; World Archery Youth Championships (Juniors and Cadets): Recurve and Compound Divisions; World Archery Para Championships: Recurve and Compound Divisions; World Archery 3D Championships: Barebow, Instinctive Bow, Longbow and Compound Divisions; Target, Indoor and Field Archery for Masters: Barebow (for Field only), Recurve and Compound Divisions (if possible together with other Masters events).
And for the divisions as defined in their respective chapters:
World Archery Flight Championships; World Archery Ski Championships; World Archery Run Championships.
Despite the above provision, a World Championship does not have to be awarded if the Executive Board determines it is not appropriate.
The 8th Ski Archery World Championships held in Moscow in Russia in 2013.
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.80 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.
Modern competitive archery is governed by the World Archery Federation, formerly FITA – Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc. WA is the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) recognized governing body for all of archery and Olympic rules are derived from the WA rules.
Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying and often unmarked distance, typically in woodland and rough terrain. As well as being a sport in its own right, it can be used to improve the techniques and abilities required for bowhunting in a realistic outdoor setting. Archers sometimes refer to the additional skills required to deal with challenging terrain and lighting as “fieldcraft”.
The archery competition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games was held at the Yamuna Sports Complex between 4 and 10 October. This was the second games appearance of the optional Commonwealth Games sport, almost thirty years after its debut at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Twenty-three nations entered archers into the tournament.
Ryan Tyack is an Australian archer competing in men's recurve events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He earned a gold medal at the 2006 Junior World Outdoor Target Championships in the male recurve cadet event. He also won a gold at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in the men's under-18 event. He was named to the Australian archery shadow Olympic squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and won the individual competition at the 2014 World Indoor Archery Championships.
The field archery competition at the 2013 World Games took place from 25 July to 1 August in Cali, Colombia.
The World Indoor Archery Championships, an international competition in archery, have been held in alternate years since 1991, each time in a different host city. There are events in adult and junior categories using the recurve and compound bows.
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.
Mete Gazoz is a male Turkish recurve archer. He represented Turkey at 2016 Rio Olympics.
Laurence Baldauff is a female Austrian athlete who competes in recurve archery.
Olga Senyuk is a Ukrainian-born Azerbaijani recurve archer.
Laura Nurmsalu is a female Estonian recurve archer.
Choi Mi-sun is a female South Korean recurve archer.
Choe Ok-sil is a female North Korean recurve archer.
Bianca Gotuaco is a female Filipino recurve archer. She is currently studying at Columbia University and is a member of the university's archery team.
Verona Villegas is a female Venezuelan recurve archer.
Irene Franchini is an Italian recurve and compound archer and part of the national team.
Finland competes at the 2017 World Games in Wrocław, Poland, 20–30 July 2017.
The World Youth Archery Championships, an international competition in archery, have been held in alternate years since 1991 each time in a different host city. There are events in cadet and junior categories using the recurve and compound bows.
Archery at the Pacific Games was first contested at the 1971 games at Papeete. It has also been included in the Pacific Mini Games, firstly at Norfolk Island in 2001 and then Port Vila in 2017.