The World Archery Para Championships start next week (19 to 27 February) in Dubai with over 200 athletes from around the world competing. Across the week 15 new world para champions will be crowned across the divisions.
Our team was announced in December last year and since them they’ve been working very hard to prepare for this competition.
The Australia Team includes:
- Chris Davis (Mens W1) – QLD
- Ameera Lee (Womens Open Compound) – NSW
- Peter Marchant (Mens Open Compound) – NSW
- Jonathon Milne (Mens Open Compound) – NSW
- Craig Newbery (VI 1) – ACT
- Imalia Oktrininda (Womens Open Recurve) – NSW
- Garry Robinson (Mens Open Compound) – NSW
- Marek Steiner (Mens Open Recurve) – NSW
Read more about para athlete classifications here.
Archers will shoot a 72 arrow qualification round in order to rank the athletes and teams based on score from first place to last.
From here archers will go head-to-head in matchplay where the winner will progress, and the loser of the match will be eliminated. This process will continue until medals are awarded.
- Tuesday 22 February: Compound qualifying
- Wednesday 23 February: Compound eliminations
- Thursday 24 February: Recurve, W1 and visually impaired qualifying
- Friday 25 February: Compound finals; recurve and W1 team eliminations
- Saturday 26 February: W1 finals; visually impaired finals; W1 eliminations
- Sunday 27 February: Recurve finals; recurve eliminations
The structure for para teams was changed earlier this year from a 3 person team to a 2 person team. The World Para Archery Championships will follow this structure enabling more countries to participate in the team events overall.
You can stay up to date with the competition via the World Archery website here, or follow us on our social media channels.