Archery at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Archery
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
Dates 10-17 September 2016
Competitors 140
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Archery at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
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Compound open
Men Women Team
Recurve open
Men Women Team
Compound W1
Men Women Team

Archery at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held between 10 and 17 September 2016 at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí[1] in theMaracana zone of Rio de Janeiro, and consisted of nine events.[2] The make up of those events changed substantially from the 2012 games, and consisted of three men’s events, three women’s events and three events for mixed gender teams. Men, women and mixed teams each competed in two events for compound bow, one for wheelchair athletes, the other open, and an open event for recurve bow, the bow used for allOlympic events.

Classification and events[edit]

Paralympic archers are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allowed archers to compete against others with a similar level of function. The categories have been reduced by one for 2016, with the two wheelchair classifications combined, and the replacement of ‘standing’ with an ‘open’ category. The W1 classification for wheelchair archers has been retained.[2]

There are two categories of competition in Paralympic archery in 2016:

  • Open – Athletes have an impairment in the legs and use a wheelchair or have a balance impairment and shoot standing or resting on a stool. Open category athletes may shoot in six events, in both recurve or compound competitions, under standard rules;
  • W1 – Athletes may have impairment in the legs and make use of a wheelchair. W1 athletes may shoot either a recurve or a compound bow modified from standard rules, across three events. There are no separate competitions for the two disciplines, and in practice the W1 contests will be predominantly compound bow, as these take less power to wield than the recurve.[1]

A third recognised Paralympic archery classification, V1, for visually impaired archers, is not part of the 2016 Games.[1]

Archery events at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Men’s individual Women’s individual Mixed pair
Compound Recurve Compound Recurve Compound Recurve
W1 Open Open W1 Open Open W1 Open Open

Qualification[edit]

Individual events[edit]

A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) could be allocated a maximum of thirteen qualification slots across the nine events, except for the NPCs of the 2015 Para Archery World Champions. It could also qualify a maximum of three archers per individual event, and could field a team of one man and one woman in the mixed gender team events, selected from individual qualifiers.

The majority of quota places were awarded for performances in the 2015 World Championships, and the continental qualification events (including the 2015 Parapan American Games). A smaller number are then awarded, if applicable, to the host nation, to the highest ranked archers at a Final Paralympic Qualifying tournament, and under the discretion of the tripartite committee.

Mixed team events[edit]

There is no direct qualification for the mixed pairs events, and an NPC may enter one team (1 man, 1 woman) per event if they have qualified those archers from individual events. However, since Rio 2016 quota places in individual events were awarded to the top finishers in the equivalent mixed pairs event at the 2015 World Para Archery Championships in Donau, Germany, a minimum number of teams per event is guaranteed.

Competition schedule[edit]

Competition lasts from 10 to 17 September. Each day from 11 September, 10 September being the Ranking Round for all archers, contains a morning and afternoon session, and will see at least one set of medals awarded.

OC Opening ceremony RR Ranking round  ● Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September 2016 7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
12
Mon
13
Tue
14
Wed
15
Thu
16
Fri
17
Sat
18
Sun
Gold
medals
Archery OC RR  ●   ●   ●   ●   ●   ●  ●   ●  ●  CC 9

The full daily schedule is set out below.

Schedule at the Paralympic Games 2016 – Archery*[1]
Date Morning Session Evening Session Date Morning Session Evening Session
10 September All Events 14 September Men’s Compound Open
Ranking Rounds 1/16 eliminations 1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
11 September Team Recurve Open 15 September Women’s Recurve Open
1/8 eliminations Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
1/16 eliminations 1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
12 September Team Compound Open 16 September Women’s Compound Open Men’s Compound W1
1/8 eliminations Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
13 September Men’s Recurve Open 17 September Women’s Compound W1 Team Compound W1
1/16 eliminations 1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
1/8 eliminations
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

Medal summary[edit]

Great Britain topped the Archery medal table, thanks mainly to their domination of the W1 events, winning all three golds available, and taking the only clean sweep of the tournament by winning all three medals in the women’s individual W1 event; outside of the W1 events, China and Iran were the most successful nations, sharing five golds and nine medals between them. Olympic number one nation, South Korea could not match their Olympic success, and exited the Games with three bronze medals.

Medal table[edit]

Rank NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 3 2 1 6
2  China (CHN) 3 2 0 5
3  Iran (IRI) 2 1 1 4
4  United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
5  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 2 3
6  Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 1 2
8  Thailand (THA) 0 1 0 1
9  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s individual compound W1
details
John Walker
 Great Britain
David Drahoninsky
 Czech Republic
Peter Kinik
 Slovakia
Men’s individual compound open
details
Andre Shelby
 United States
Alberto Simonelli
 Italy
Jonathon Milne
 Australia
Men’s individual recurve open
details
Gholamreza Rahimi
 Iran
Hanreuchai Netsiri
 Thailand
Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj
 Iran
Women’s individual compound W1
details
Jessica Stretton
 Great Britain
Jo Frith
 Great Britain
Vicky Jenkins
 Great Britain
Women’s individual compound open
details
Zhou Jiamin
 China
Lin Yueshan
 China
Kim Mi-soon
 South Korea
Women’s individual recurve open
details
Zahra Nemati
 Iran
Wu Chunyan
 China
Milena Olszewska
 Poland
Team compound W1
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
John Walker
Jo Frith
 South Korea (KOR)
Koo Dong-sub
Kim Ok-geum
 Czech Republic (CZE)
David Drahoninsky
Sarka Musilova
Team compound open
details
 China (CHN)
Al Xinliang
Zhou Jiamin
 Great Britain (GBR)
John Stubbs
Jodie Grinham
 South Korea (KOR)
Lee Ouk Soo
Kim Mi Soon
Team recurve open
details
 China (CHN)
Zhao Lixue
Wu Chunyan
 Iran (IRI)
Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj
Zahra Nemati
 Italy (ITA)
Roberto Airoldi
Elisabetta Mijno

See also

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