Dubai named as host of 2021 World Archery Para Championships

Dubai has been named as host of the 2021 World Archery Para Championships and Antalya in Turkey has been awarded a stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup for the 2021-23 seasons.

The bids were approved by the World Archery executive board via postal vote.

The 2021 World Archery Para Championships will be held at the Dubai Club for People of Determination. The facility has now hosted five successful editions of the annual Fazza para world ranking tournament. 

It is a purpose-built accessible venue, specifically designed for athletes with impairment and a regular host of international events for a variety of sports.

The official hotel, rest and dining, medical and event management areas are all on-site.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “Dubai is the perfect host for our next world para championships. The venue is purpose-built for para athletes and located in one of the most accessible cities in the world.”

“The Fazza para world ranking tournament is well run and popular among national teams. We’re excited to host these championships in a venue that has invested in para sport in the long term and allow us to build on the attention given to our para athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.”

The 2023 World Archery Para Championships have already been awarded to Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

The Turkish coastal resort of Antalya has hosted a stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup since 2006. Next year will be the first season that the city will not be included since the international circuit was launched – as Antalya is holding the European Archery Championships instead.

Historically one of the best-attended events, Antalya will return to the calendar in 2021. The stage was accepted for another three years until 2023.

The 2020 Hyundai Archery World Cup will include three stages in Guatemala City, Shanghai and Berlin – the last of which will also act as the final team and individual qualification tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Berlin will also host the Hyundai World Archery Championships in 2023.