World Archery Championships

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 Championships
World Archery Championships Logo.jpg
World Archery Championships logo
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)varying
Frequencyannual
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1931 (1931)

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.

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 EventsEdit

Number Events First Last
1 World Outdoor Target Championships 1931 2019 (50th)
2 World Indoor Target Championships 1991 2018 (14th)
3 World Field Archery Championships 1969 2018 (26th)
4 World 3D Archery Championships 2003 2019 (9th)
5 World Ski Archery Championships 1999 2017 (10th)
6 World Para Archery Championships 1998 2019 (12th)
7 World Youth Archery Championships 1991 2019 (16th)
8 World University Archery Championships 1996 2016 (11th)

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.

OutdoorEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 1931   Lwów 2
2 1932   Warsaw 2
3 1933   London 4
4 1934   Båstad 4
5 1935   Brussels 4
6 1936   Prague 4
7 1937   Paris 4
8 1938   London 4
9 1939   Oslo 4
10 1946   Stockholm 4
11 1947   Prague 4
12 1948   London 4
13 1949   Paris 4
14 1950   Copenhagen 4
15 1952   Brussels 4
16 1954   Oslo 4
17 1955   Helsinki 4
18 1957   Prague 4
19 1958   Brussels 4
20 1959   Stockholm 4
21 1961   Oslo 4
22 1963   Helsinki 4
23 1965   Västerås 4
24 1967   Amersfoort 4
25 1969   Valley Forge 4
26 1971   York 4
27 1973   Grenoble 4
28 1975   Interlaken 4
29 1977   Canberra 4
30 1979   West Berlin 4
31 1981   Punta Ala 4
32 1983   Los Angeles 4
33 1985   Seoul 4
34 1987   Adelaide 4
35 1989   Lausanne 4
36 1991   Kraków 4
37 1993   Antalya 4
38 1995   Jakarta 8
39 1997   Victoria 8
40 1999   Riom 8
41 2001   Beijing 8
42 2003   New York 8
43 2005   Madrid 8
44 2007   Leipzig 8
45 2009   Ulsan 8
46 2011   Turin 10
47 2013   Belek 10
48 2015   Copenhagen 10
49 2017   Mexico City 10
50 2019   's-Hertogenbosch 10
51 2021   Yankton 10
52 2023   Berlin 10

IndoorEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 1991   Oulu 4
2 1993   Perpignan 4
3 1995   Birmingham 8
4 1997   Istanbul 8
5 1999   Havana 8
6 2001   Florence 8
7 2003   Nîmes 8
8 2005   Aalborg 8
9 2007   Izmir 16
10 2009   Rzeszów 16
11 2012   Las Vegas 16
12 2014   Nîmes 16
13 2016   Ankara 16
14 2018   Yankton 16

FieldEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 1969   Valley Forge
2 1971   Cardiff
3 1972   Gorizia
4 1974   Zagreb
5 1976   Molndal
6 1978   Geneva
7 1980   Palmerston North
8 1982   Kingsclere
9 1984   Hyvinkää
10 1986   Radstadt
11 1988   Bolzano
12 1990   Loen
13 1992   Margraten
14 1994   Vertus
15 1996   Kranjska Gora
16 1998   Obergurgl
17 2000   Cortina
18 2002   Canberra
19 2004   Plitvice
20 2006   Gothenburg
21 2008   Llwynypia
22 2010   Visegrád
23 2012   Val d'Isère
24 2014   Zagreb
25 2016   Dublin
26 2018   Cortina
27 2021   Yankton

3DEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 2003   Sully-sur-Loire 8
2 2005   Genoa 8
3 2007   Sopron 10
4 2009   Latina 10
5 2011   Donnersbach 10
6 2013   Sassari 10
7 2015   Terni 10
8 2017   Avignon 10
9 2019   Lac la Biche 10

Ski ArcheryEdit

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

Number Year Location Events
1 1999   -
2 2000   -
3 2001   -
4 2005
5 2007
6 2009
7 2011
8 2013   Moscow
9 2015
10 2017

ParaEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 1998   Stoke Mandeville
2 1999   Christchurch
3 2001   Nymburk
4 2003   Madrid
5 2005   Massa Carrara
6 2007   Cheongju
7 2009   Nymburk
8 2011   Turin
9 2013   Bangkok
10 2015   Donaueslign
11 2017   Beijing
12 2019   Hertogenbosch

YouthEdit

Number Year Location Events
1 1991   Sandefjord
2 1993   Moliets
3 1994   Roncegno
4 1996   Chula Vista
5 1998   Sunne
6 2000   Belfort
7 2002   Nymburk
8 2004   Lilleshall
9 2006   Mérida
10 2008   Antalya
11 2009   Ogden
12 2011   Legnica
13 2013   Wuxi
14 2015   Yankton
15 2017   Rosario
16 2019   Madrid

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Championships". WorldArchery.org. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Search". World Archery. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Ski Archery World Championships starting today in Moscow". Worldarchery/org. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

External linksEdit