World Archery Championships

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Genresporting event
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Inaugurated1931 (1931)

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.

World Archery Federation international archery governing body

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.

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Competition archery takes a wide variety of formats, but the title World Championships is commonly reserved for the following three events: [1]

  1. Outdoor World Championships in target Archery
  2. Indoor World Championships in target Archery
  3. World Championships in field Archery.

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.

Compound bow type of bow for archery

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. [2] 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. [2]

World Archery Championships Events

NumberEventsFirstLast
1 World Outdoor Target Championships 19312017 (49th)
2 World Indoor Target Championships 19912016 (13th)
3 World Field Archery Championships 19692016 (25th)
4 World 3D Archery Championships 20032017 (8th)
5 World Ski Archery Championships 19992017 (10th)
6 World Para Archery Championships 19982019 (12th)
7 World Youth Archery Championships 19912015 (15th)
8 World University Archery Championships 19962016 (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.

Outdoor

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1931 Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Lwów 2
2 1932 Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Warsaw 2
3 1933 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 4
4 1934 Flag of Sweden.svg Båstad 4
5 1935 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Brussels 4
6 1936 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague 4
7 1937 Flag of France.svg Paris 4
8 1938 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 4
9 1939 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo 4
10 1946 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm 4
11 1947 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague 4
12 1948 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 4
13 1949 Flag of France.svg Paris 4
14 1950 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen 4
15 1952 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Brussels 4
16 1954 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo 4
17 1955 Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 4
18 1957 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague 4
19 1958 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Brussels 4
20 1959 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm 4
21 1961 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo 4
22 1963 Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki 4
23 1965 Flag of Sweden.svg Västerås 4
24 1967 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amersfoort 4
25 1969 Flag of the United States.svg Valley Forge 4
26 1971 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg York 4
27 1973 Flag of France.svg Grenoble 4
28 1975 Flag of Switzerland.svg Interlaken 4
29 1977 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra 4
30 1979 Flag of Germany.svg West Berlin 4
31 1981 Flag of Italy.svg Punta Ala 4
32 1983 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles 4
33 1985 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul 4
34 1987 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide 4
35 1989 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne 4
36 1991 Flag of Poland.svg Kraków 4
37 1993 Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya 4
38 1995 Flag of Indonesia.svg Jakarta 8
39 1997 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria 8
40 1999 Flag of France.svg Riom 8
41 2001 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 8
42 2003 Flag of the United States.svg New York 8
43 2005 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid 8
44 2007 Flag of Germany.svg Leipzig 8
45 2009 Flag of South Korea.svg Ulsan 8
46 2011 Flag of Italy.svg Turin 10
47 2013 Flag of Turkey.svg Belek 10
48 2015 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen 10
49 2017 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City 10
50 2019 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch 10
51 2021 Flag of the United States.svg Yankton 10
52 2023 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin 10

Indoor

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1991 Flag of Finland.svg Oulu 4
2 1993 Flag of France.svg Perpignan 4
3 1995 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham 8
4 1997 Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul 8
5 1999 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana 8
6 2001 Flag of Italy.svg Florence 8
7 2003 Flag of France.svg Nîmes 8
8 2005 Flag of Denmark.svg Aalborg 8
9 2007 Flag of Turkey.svg Izmir 16
10 2009 Flag of Poland.svg Rzeszów 16
11 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas 16
12 2014 Flag of France.svg Nîmes 16
13 2016 Flag of Turkey.svg Ankara 16
14 2018 Flag of the United States.svg Yankton 16

Field

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1969 Flag of the United States.svg Valley Forge
2 1971 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cardiff
3 1972 Flag of Italy.svg Gorizia
4 1974 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zagreb
5 1976 Flag of Sweden.svg Molndal
6 1978 Flag of Switzerland.svg Geneva
7 1980 Flag of New Zealand.svg Palmerston North
8 1982 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kingsclere
9 1984 Flag of Finland.svg Hyvinkää
10 1986 Flag of Austria.svg Radstadt
11 1988 Flag of Italy.svg Bolzano
12 1990 Flag of Norway.svg Loen
13 1992 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Margraten
14 1994 Flag of France.svg Vertus
15 1996 Flag of Slovenia.svg Kranjska Gora
16 1998 Flag of Austria.svg Obergurgl
17 2000 Flag of Italy.svg Cortina
18 2002 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra
19 2004 Flag of Croatia.svg Plitvice
20 2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg
21 2008 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Llwynypia
22 2010 Flag of Hungary.svg Visegrád
23 2012 Flag of France.svg Val d'Isère
24 2014 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb
25 2016 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin
26 2018 Flag of Italy.svg Cortina
27 2020 Flag of the United States.svg Yankton

3D

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 2003 Flag of France.svg Sully-sur-Loire 8
2 2005 Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Genoa 8
3 2007 Flag of Hungary.svg Sopron 10
4 2009 Flag of Italy.svg Latina 10
5 2011 Flag of Austria.svg Donnersbach 10
6 2013 Flag of Italy.svg Sassari 10
7 2015 Flag of Italy.svg Terni 10
8 2017 Flag of France.svg Avignon 10
9 2019 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lac la Biche 10

Ski Archery

The 8th Ski Archery World Championships held in Moscow in Russia in 2013. [3]

Moscow Capital city of Russia

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 transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

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.

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1999 Flag of France.svg -
2 2000 Flag of Poland.svg -
3 2001 Flag of Italy.svg -
4 2005
5 2007
6 2009
7 2011
8 2013 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow
9 2015
10 2017

Para

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1998 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stoke Mandeville
2 1999 Flag of New Zealand.svg Christchurch
3 2001 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nymburk
4 2003 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid
5 2005 Flag of Italy.svg Massa Carrara
6 2007 Flag of South Korea.svg Cheongju
7 2009 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nymburk
8 2011 Flag of Italy.svg Turin
9 2013 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok
10 2015 Flag of Germany.svg Donaueslign
11 2017 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing
12 2019 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hertogenbosch

Youth

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1991 Flag of Norway.svg Sandefjord
2 1993 Flag of France.svg Moliets
3 1994 Flag of Italy.svg Roncegno
4 1996 Flag of the United States.svg Chula Vista
5 1998 Flag of Sweden.svg Sunne
6 2000 Flag of France.svg Belfort
7 2002 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nymburk
8 2004 Flag of England.svg Lilleshall
9 2006 Flag of Mexico.svg Mérida
10 2008 Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya
11 2009 Flag of the United States.svg Ogden
12 2011 Flag of Poland.svg Legnica
13 2013 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wuxi
14 2015 Flag of the United States.svg Yankton
15 2017 Flag of Argentina.svg Rosario
16 2019 Flag placeholder.svg [[]]

University

NumberYearLocationEvents
1 1996 Flag of France.svg Vaulx-en-Velin
2 1998 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg Taoyuan
3 2000 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid
4 2002 Flag of Thailand.svg Chonburi
5 2004 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid
6 2006 Flag of Slovakia.svg Viničné
7 2008 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg Tainan
8 2010 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shenzhen
9 2012 Flag of Spain.svg Córdoba
10 2014 Flag of Poland.svg Legnica
11 2016 Flag of Mongolia.svg Ulaanbaatar
12 2018 Flag placeholder.svg [[]]
13 2020 Flag placeholder.svg [[]]

See also

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