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World Archery Federation

The World Archery Federation (WA, also and formerly known as FITA from the French Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc) 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.

World Archery Federation
World Archery Federation logo.jpg
AbbreviationWA (formerly FITA)
Formation4 September 1931; 87 years ago (1931-09-04)
TypeFederation of national associations
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
156 national and other associations
Official language
English [1]
President
Uğur Erdener
First Vice-president
Mario Scarzella
AffiliationsInternational Olympic Committee, International World Games Association
Websitewww.worldarchery.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

FITA was founded on 4 September 1931 in Lwow, Poland (today Lviv, Ukraine). Its seven founding member states were France, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Poland, the United States, Hungary, and Italy.[2] The aim of the organization was to create regular archery championships, and to return archery to the Olympic Games (the sport had not been featured since 1920). FITA was finally successful in returning archery to the Olympic program in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

To celebrate the organization's 80th anniversary in July 2011, a large majority of the FITA Congress voted to change the name from FITA to the World Archery Federation or WA.[3]

Member associationsEdit

As of August 2013, 156 national federations and other associations are members of World Archery.[4]

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Belarus
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • DR Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Tahiti
  • Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands

RankingsEdit

World Archery publishes world rankings for each category of outdoor competitive archery (men / women; recurve / compound; individual / team / mixed team), updated following every official eligible event.[5]

Each archer earns a ranking score for each competition. The ranking scores are calculated through a combination of the ranking factor of the tournament (as determined by the quality of competition, the number of competitors, and how recently the competition took place) and points based on the competitor's final position in the competition. The archer's four highest ranking scores are then combined to form their 'Added Ranking Score', which forms the basis of the ranking list.[6]

Current rankingsEdit

Current number one ranked archers

  • Updated 7 July 2017
Discipline Men Men's Team Women Women's Team Mixed Team
Recurve   Kim Woo-jin (KOR)   South Korea   Chang Hye-Jin (KOR)   South Korea   Chinese Taipei
Compound   Stephan Hansen (DEN)   United States   Sarah Sonnichsen (DEN)   Russia   Denmark

[7]

Summary ChampionshipsEdit

The following table shows the venue of all World Championships on the current World Archery programme:

Denotes inaugural event
Year World Championships
Outdoor [8] Indoor [8] Youth [8] Para [8] Field [8] University [8] 3D [8]
1931   Lwów
1932   Warsaw
1933   London
1934   Båstad
1935   Brussels
1936   Prague
1937   Paris
1938   London
1939   Oslo
1940 No Championships due to Second World War
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946   Stockholm
1947   Prague
1948   London
1949   Paris
1950   Copenhagen
1951
1952   Brussels
1953   Oslo
1954
1955   Helsinki
1956
1957   Prague
1958   Brussels
1959   Stockholm
1960
1961   Oslo
1962
1963   Helsinki
1964
1965   Västerås
1966
1967   Amersfoort
1968
1969   Valley Forge   Valley Forge
1970
1971   York   Cardiff
1972   Gorizia
1973   Grenoble
1974   Zagreb
1975   Interlaken
1976   Mölndal
1977   Canberra
1978   Geneva
1979   Berlin
1980   Palmerston North
1981   Punta Ala
1982   Kingsclere
1983   Los Angeles
1984   Hyvinkää
1985   Seoul
1986   Radstadt
1987   Adelaide
1988   Bolzano
1989   Lausanne
1990   Loen
1991   Kraków   Oulu   Sandefjord
1992   Margraten
1993   Antalya   Perpignan   Moliets-et-Maa
1994   Roncegno   Vertus
1995   Jakarta   Birmingham
1996   Chula Vista   Kranjska Gora   Vaulx-en-Velin
1997   Victoria   Istanbul
1998   Sunne   Stoke Mandeville   Obergurgl   Taoyuan
1999   Riom   Havana   Christchurch
2000   Belfort   Cortina d'Ampezzo   Madrid
2001   Beijing   Florence   Nymburk
2002   Nymburk   Canberra   Chonburi
2003   New York   Nîmes   Madrid   Sully-sur-Loire
2004   Lilleshall   Plitvice   Madrid
2005   Madrid   Aalborg   Massa Carrara   Genoa
2006   Mérida   Gothenburg   Viničné
2007   Leipzig   Izmir   Cheongju   Sopron
2008   Antalya   Llwynypia   Tainan
2009   Ulsan   Rzeszów   Ogden   Nymburk   Latina
2010   Visegrád   Shenzhen
2011   Turin   Legnica   Turin   Donnersbach
2012   Las Vegas   Val d'Isère   Córdoba
2013   Belek   Wuxi   Bangkok   Sassari
2014   Nîmes   Zagreb   Legnica
2015   Copenhagen   Yankton   Donaueschingen   Terni
2016   Ankara   Dublin   Ulan Bator
2017   Mexico City   Rosario   Beijing   Wrocław

EventsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

 
Sharon Vennard and Yan Huilian at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
 
Some targets and a windsock at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

Archery was first competed at the Summer Olympic Games in 1900 and, after a long hiatus from 1924, became a regular event from 1972. Team events were added in 1988. Recurve archery is currently the only discipline competed at the Olympics.

Archery is also competed at the Summer Paralympics (recurve and compound disciplines), the Youth Olympic Games (recurve only), and the World Games (Field archery only).

World CupEdit

The Archery World Cup is an annual event that was inaugurated in 2006. It is designed to present archery in 'spectacular' locations.[9]

The format consists of 4 rounds competed across the world during a calendar year. The best individual and mixed team performers across these rounds are then invited to compete in the World Cup Final at the end of the year.[10]

An indoor World Cup, competed in 3 rounds with a final during the winter season, was inaugurated in the 2010-11 season.

World ChampionshipsEdit

FITA began holding Target World Championships in 1931. They were held every year until 1959, when the Championships became biennial events. 1959 was also the first year that FITA held the World Field Championship.

Presently, there are five principal formats of the World Archery Championships: Outdoor, Indoor, Youth, Para-Archery, and Field. Each is held every two years on different rotations. World Championships are also held every two years in 3D archery and University sport. In 2007, a ski archery World Championships was held in Moscow; this is yet to be repeated and is not included in the current rotation.[11]

Number Events First Last
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)

OtherEdit

Archery is an optional sport at the Universiade and the Commonwealth Games.

Current championsEdit

The following archers are the current champions of the major World Archery Federation events:

Discipline Event Summer Olympics
2016
World Championships
2015
World Cup Final
2017
Recurve Men's Individual   Ku Bon-chan (KOR)   Kim Woo-jin (KOR)   Kim Woo-jin (KOR)
Women's Individual   Chang Hye-jin (KOR)   Ki Bo-bae (KOR)   Ki Bo-bae (KOR)
Men's Team   South Korea (KOR)
Ku Bon-chan
Lee Seung-yun
Kim Woo-jin
  South Korea
Oh Jin-hyek
Ku Bon-chan
Kim Woo-jin
Women's Team   South Korea (KOR)
Chang Hye-jin
Choi Mi-sun
Ki Bo-bae
  Russia
Tuyana Dashidorzhieva
Ksenia Perova
Inna Stepanova
Mixed Team   South Korea
Ki Bo-Bae
Ku Bon-chan
  South Korea
Chang Hye-jin
Kim Woojin
Compound Men's Individual   Stephan Hansen (DEN)   Braden Gellenthien (USA)
Women's Individual   Kim Yun-hee (KOR)   Sara López (COL)
Men's Team   Iran
Esmaeil Ebadi
Majid Gheidi
Amir Kazempour
Women's Team   Ukraine
Olena Borysenko
Viktoriya Dyakova
Mariya Shkolna
Mixed Team   South Korea
Kim Yun-hee
Kim Jong-ho
  Denmark
Sarah Holst Sönnichsen
Stephan Hansen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search". World Archery.
  2. ^ "History of World Archery". World Archery Federation. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. ^ Mieville, Didier. "Darrell Pace Named Athlete of Century; FITA Becomes World Archery Federation". World Archery Communications. FITA Communication. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 28 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130831143123/http://www.worldarchery.org/en-us/results/worldranking/nationranking.aspx. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20131228065232/http://www.archery.org/UserFiles/Document/Results/World%20Ranking/WorldRanking_CalculationSystem.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Statistics - World Archery". worldarchery.org.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Search". World Archery. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130613180921/http://www.worldarchery.org/en-us/home.aspx. Archived from the original on 13 June 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ [2] Archived 8 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130624022220/http://www.worldarchery.org/en-us/worldchampionships/worldchampionshipshome.aspx. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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