Commonwealth archery championships in Chandigarh cancelled

Komalika Bari shoots during the third stage of the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Paris.

The planned Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships, due to take place in the Indian city of Chandigarh in early 2022, has been cancelled due to “continued uncertainty created by the ongoing global pandemic”.

Added to the calendar following an unsuccessful bid to have both sports added to the programme of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the event was the initiative of Commonwealth Games India and was sanctioned by the Commonwealth Games Federation to run complementary to the Games themselves.

“We are disappointed…  however this is the right decision to take in the current climate,” said the federation’s president Dame Louise Martin DBE.

Archery has featured on the programme of two Commonwealth Games to date: Brisbane 1982 and Delhi 2010.

Profile photo of Tom Dielen.

“We are, of course, disappointed that the Commonwealth Championships will not go ahead as planned but, knowing the challenges posed by hosting events in the current climate, understand that difficult decisions must sometimes be made.”

“World Archery remains committed to finding a permanent place for archery on the programme of the Commonwealth Games, which recognises, leverages and celebrates the important, and growing, role for the sport in many Commonwealth countries.”

Tom Dielen, World Archery secretary general