Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How the nations qualified for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Archery Sport

The qualification for participation in the 2016 Summer Olympics Archery Sport for both individuals and teams is a rigorous process. So far 128 Archers from 56 nations that have qualified its all to wish them good and hope the best takes the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics .

Brazil as a host has been allocated 6 slots for individual archers. These 6 slots will include 3 women and 3 men.

Each nation globally has similar chances, but not as automatic as Brazil. Nations met some minimum qualification criteria set by the World Archery Federation. Participating nations including the host has 2 slots for archery teams, one team for men and the team for women; this means Brazil has a total of 12 archers who will take part in the Olympics.

After subtracting the 12 slots for the host, the remaining slots will be contested by all other nations’ globally, now you can see what a stiff competition this will be. These slots will be awarded using a quota system where men are supposed to have a minimum qualification score of 630 for a 70 meters target and women require a score of 600.

These Archery Championships that have and will be used to select the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Archers are the 2015 World Archery Championships that took place from the 27th of July to the 2nd of August in the Denmark’s capital city; Copenhagen and the 2015 Asian Archery Championships that took place in Bangkok from the 1st of November to the 9th of November. The African teams qualified from the Namibia Windhoek’s 2016 African Archery Championships that took place from the 28th to the 31st of January.

More qualifications are expected from the following Archery Championships:

• 2016 Oceania Archery Championships that will take place in the Capital city of Kingdom of Tonga; Nuku'alofa from the 8th to the 16th of April to select the Oceania qualifiers.

• The 2016 Pan American Archery Championships scheduled to take place from 10th of May to 15th of May in Medellin, Colombia for the Americans nations.

• European nations will qualify from the 2016 European Archery Championships that will be held in Nottingham, United Kingdom from the 23rd of May to the 29th of May

• While the final qualification for the entire whole world will be from the 13th of June to the 18th of June in 2016 Archery World Cup Stage that will take place in the Turkey’s city of Antalya.

What this means is that the qualification started in the 26th of July to the 2nd of August last year; 2015 at the World Archery Competition that took place Denmark’s Copenhagen and will end July 2016, a month before the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Africa Archery Qualification

In Africa, so far has there have been no Archery team qualifiers. Egypt has both male and female individual slots filled. These two archers are Hala El-Gibily who will represent her nation in Individual events plus her male compatriot; Ahmed El-Nemr, who also qualified giving Egypt two individual slots.

The two archers qualified at the 2016 African Archery Championships which took place in Windhoek. Other African nations that qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics Archery sport from the same championship are Kenya’s Shehzana Anwar, who will represent the nation in the women individual event. Other qualified nations from these championships were Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe. South Africa had qualified but declined to take their slots which were added to Ivory Coast.

There will be further qualification championship to enable African nation take their slots Archery team events in the Rio games.

America Archery Qualification

Brazil as the host nation has qualified for all 4 events of the Summer Olympics. Other Americas nations that have qualified are USA women individual and men team, Canada, Colombia and Venezuela men individuals’ events. These qualifications are a result of the 2015 World Archery Championships held in Copenhagen. Women teams from Colombia and Mexico qualified in this same championship, which also saw Team USA, get a slot for the women individual event.

More qualifications from the Central, North and South America are expected from the 2016 World Archery Cup Stage in June as well as 2016 Pan American Championships, to be held in the Colombia city of Medellín from the 10th to the 15th of May.

Asian Archery Qualification

Asia has China and South Korea who has a total of 12 archers each, have already qualified for both individual and team events. Besides, Asia has the highest number of qualifiers so far.

China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea won their teams’ events Olympics slots for both men in the 2015 World Archery Championships that took place in Copenhagen and so was India, Japan and Indonesia, who qualified for the men individual events. Still in 2015, at the 2015 Asian Archery Championships held in Thailand’s capital city; Bangkok from the 3rd to 8th November, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Mongolia got a slot each for individual events.

The 2015 World Archery Championships also saw the following nations qualified for women slots in the team events; these are China, India Japan and South Korea. North Korea, Kazakhstan and Iran have also qualified for women slots in the above mentioned Thailand’s Asian Archery Championships.

Europe Archery Qualification

Some of the Europe Men and women qualification took place in 2015 World Archery Championships, but more will qualify in the coming 2016 European Championships to be held in Nottingham from the 23rd to the 29th of May. Other European nations will also qualify for both individual and team slots in the Turkey’s (Antalya) 2016 World Archery Cup Stage for individual and team to be held from June 13th of June to the 18th of June, 2016. This championship will also be used by other continents to get qualification for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Archery sport.

Oceania Archery Qualification

Oceania, represented by Australia has the lowest number of qualifiers. However, this number will increase from the 8th to the 16th of April after the Oceania Archery Championship that will take place in the Tonga’ Kingdom’s Capital city Nuku Ľalofa.

Below is a table of the already qualified nations.

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

AFRICA

 Egypt

1

1

 

 

2

 Ivory Coast

1

1

 

 

2

 Kenya

 

1

 

 

1

 Zimbabwe

1

 

 

 

1

TOTAL

3

3

 

 

6

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

ASIA

 China

3

3

QUALIFIED

QUALIFIED

12

 India

1

3

 

QUALIFIED

7

 Iran

 

1

 

 

1

 Japan

1

3

 

QUALIFIED

7

 Kazakhstan

1

1

 

 

2

 Indonesia

1

1

 

 

2

 Malaysia

1

 

 

 

1

 Mongolia

1

 

 

 

1

 North Korea

 

1

 

 

1

 South Korea

3

3

QUALIFIED

QUALIFIED

12

 Chinese Taipei

3

1

QUALIFIED

 

7

TOTAL

15

17

9

12

53

 

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

CENTRAL AND NORTH AFRICA

Mexico

 

3

 

QUALIFIED

6

USA

3

1

QUALIFIED

 

7

Canada

1

 

 

 

1

TOTAL

4

4

3

3

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

EUROPE

 Austria

 

1

 

 

1

 Georgia

 

3

 

QUALIFIED

6

 Germany

1

1

 

 

2

 Italy

3

1

QUALIFIED

 

7

 Ukraine

1

1

 

 

2

 Netherlands

3

 

QUALIFIED

 

6

 Poland

 

1

 

 

1

 Russia

 

3

 

QUALIFIED

6

 Spain

3

 

QUALIFIED

 

6

TOTAL

11

11

9

6

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

OCEANIA

 Australia

3

 

QUALIFIED

 

6

TOTAL

3

 

3

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Women

 

Nation

Individual

Individual

Team

Team

Archers

SOUTH AMERICA

 Brazil

3

3

QUALIFIED

QUALIFIED

12

 Venezuela

1

 

 

 

1

 Colombia

1

3

 

QUALIFIED

7

TOTAL

5

6

3

6

20