Team for World Archery Para Championships announced
Archery GB has today announced the 14 athletes selected to represent Great Britain at the World Archery Para Championships in S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands – 3-9 June, 2019.
A total of 304 para athletes from 57 countries are entered to compete.
In keeping with the selection document, the following athletes have been selected:
- Victoria Kingstone
- Victoria Rumary
- John Cavanagh
- Martin Saych
Compound Women’s Open:
- Jodie Grinham
- Phoebe Pine
- Jess Stretton
Compound Men’s Open:
- Jamie Harris*
- Nathan Macqueen
- John Stubbs
Recurve Women’s Open:
- Hazel Chaisty
- Tania Nadarajah
Recurve Men’s Open
Tom Duggan, Paralympic Performance Manager commented: “‘We are excited about the make-up of the team that we are taking to the Worlds. All the athletes selected have worked hard to achieve selection.
“The worlds represent the next step on the journey to Tokyo and we know the level of competition will be the highest we’ve experienced since Rio, so it will be a great test for all of us.”
The Championship also acts as a Paralympic qualifier and will determine the first qualifying places for Tokyo Paralympic Games. Great Britain can take a maximum of 14 qualifying places, three men and three women’s places in the Compound Open, two men and two women’s in Recurve Open and two men and two women’s in W1. Places are won for Great Britain and are not assigned to a specific athlete.
For more detail on Paralympic qualifying places please click here.
The finals will be shown the BBC’s digital sport platforms following an agreement signed by World Archery and the BBC at the beginning of May.
The broadcast schedule on BBC online is as follows:
- Saturday 8 June: World Archery Para Championships, compound finals
- Sunday 9 June: World Archery Para Championships, recurve finals
Free spectator tickets for the Para Finals are still available, for further information please visit: www.archery2019.com
*Jamie Harris has moved up from reserve to replace Steve Gill who achieved third place in the selection shoot, but is unable to compete due to not yet obtaining an International Classification.