Prof Dr Erdener re-elected for fifth and final term as World Archery president

Prof Dr Ugur Erdener at the 2021 World Archery Congress.

Prof Dr Ugur Erdener has been unanimously re-elected as president of World Archery for a fifth and final term to serve until in 2025, after the next Olympic Games in Paris.

He has served in the role since 2005.

“Thank you for your great support and trust in me, once again and our executive board, and our great team,” said Prof Dr Erdener to delegates at the 54th congress in Yankton, USA.

“Of course, I have a mission, it’s important for me to look towards our bright future. We will continue to discuss new ideas at our congresses and progress, together. Thank you, again, for your support.”

A current member and former vice president of the International Olympic Committee, Prof Dr Erdener is also president of the Turkish Olympic Committee.

Under his leadership, World Archery has modernised and evolved dramatically. 

The Hyundai Archery World Cup, celebrating its 15th season in 2021, was launched in 2006, the federation was rebranded from FITA in 2009 and archery has become a core and important sport on the Olympic programme.

Elections took place for positions on the executive board.

Colombia’s Maria Emma Gaviria was re-elected and Thomas Han of Korea was elected as vice presidents. Sanguan Kosavinta candidacy was withdrawn.

Greg Easton of the USA and Vladimir Esheev of Russia were re-elected as members, with Sweden’s Carina Olsson also joining having received more votes than incumbent Aladin Gabr of Egypt.

Elections for positions across World Archery’s permanent and ad hoc committees were also held.

Committee elections

The following candidates were elected to serve four-year terms by congress.

Constitution and rules committee

  • Choi Kyunghwan, Korea
  • Alexandre Vecchio Passerini, Brazil
  • Constance Terrier, France

Field and 3D committee

  • Barry Brophy, Ireland
  • Tyler Moore, Canada

Judge committee

  • Graham Potts, Great Britain
  • Indranil Datta, India

Coach committee

  • Hana Majarova, Czech Republic
  • Junior Bolanos, Chile (third round)

Technical committee

  • Douglas Denton, USA
  • Jon Shales, Great Britain
  • Park Sunghyun, Korea

Target committee

  • Park Kyungmo, Korea
  • Bob Pian, USA
  • Maya Shalaby, Slovenia

Medical and sports science committee

  • Anne Smith, Canada
  • Kim Youngsook, Korea
  • Martin Bauer, Germany (third round)

Para archery committee

  • Dominique Ohlmann, France
  • Zahra Nemati, Iran
  • Nancy Littke, Canada

The following candidates were proposed by the executive board and approved by congress.

Finance and audit board

  • Rolf Lind, Denmark
  • Hilda Gibson, Great Britain
  • David Tan, Singapore

Board of justice and ethics

  • Marty Swanson, USA (2025)
  • Lee Dongmin, Korea (2025)
  • Guillermina Garcia Avila, Mexico (2025)
  • Kevin D’Amour, US Virgin Islands (2023)
  • Jaan Lott, Estonia (2023)
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