Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic archery venue officially opened

Header photo courtesy Phil Knall.

Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, the venue for the archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was officially opened on Sunday 28 April 2019.

World Archery president Prof Dr Ugur Erdener, Honorary President of the Japan Archery Federation Princess Tsuguko and two-time Olympic medallist Hiroshi Yamamoto attended the ceremony.

“Yumenoshima Park Archery Field is the dream destination for many of our hard-working athletes around the world. In just over one year’s time, the 128 archers in Tokyo will compete here for five gold medals for the first time in Olympic competition,” said Prof Dr Erdener.

“Inaugurating this venue marks the start of our journey towards the 2020 Olympic Games and the beginning of a permanent legacy for archery in Tokyo and Japan.”

The range will remain in use as a permanent archery facility following the Games.

Yumenoshima Park will also host the Ready Steady Archery Test Event on 12-18 July 2019, and the next Olympic and Paralympic archery competitions in the summer of 2020.

A temporary matchplay arena will be added to the venue for the Games.