Archery team competes at world championships, aims to qualify for Paris Olympics
The Korean archery team competing at the 2023 World Archery Championships.
South Korea's national archery team will compete at the 2023 World Archery Championships and qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The Korea Archery Association said on Monday, "The national archery team departed for Berlin, Germany, via Incheon International Airport this morning to compete in the World Championships. The team will spend two days acclimatizing to the local environment before starting the full-scale schedule on the 31st."
The World Championships is an international archery competition organized by the World Archery Federation (WA) every two years, and this year, a total of 82 countries and about 550 athletes are participating. The tournament will be held for seven days from the 31st to the 6th of next month.
Qualification for the Paris Olympics is at stake, so the competition is expected to be fierce. Athletes who finish third or higher in the men's and women's team competitions will be able to qualify early for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in five events: individual, team, and mixed team.
In addition to qualifying for the Olympic Games, the Korean archery team will continue to be one of the world's strongest in a total of 10 events in recurve and compound.
An An (Gwangju Women's University), a three-time Tokyo Olympian, along with Kang Chae-young (Hyundai Mobis), Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City Hall) and Kim Jeduk (Yecheon County Hall), will be looking for back-to-back medals at the 2021 World Championships. There's also plenty to look forward to from Korea's Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics Federation) and Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), who won back-to-back gold medals at the second and third Archery World Cups this year.
In the compound event, Kim Jong-ho, Choi Yong-hee (Sang Hyundai Steel) and Yang Jae-won (Commerce), who won South Korea's first World Championship gold medal in the compound men's team event in 2019, will be looking to repeat the feat. The women's team will be led by So Chae-won (Hyundai Mobis), who won gold in the mixed team event with Kim Jong-ho in 2019, as well as Song Yoon-soo (Hyundai Mobis) and Oh Yoo-hyun (Jeonbuk Provincial Office).
After the tournament, the Korean team will travel to Paris, France, for a week of training before competing in the fourth edition of the Hyundai Archery World Cup 2023, 한국야동 which will serve as a test for the Paris Olympics.
by 19guide03_1446 on 2023-07-29 12:37:36
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