Archery World Cup to return to Shanghai as calendar released for 2023
The Hyundai Archery World Cup returns for its 17th season in 2023 with four stages and a final scheduled between April and September.
Stages of the circuit will take place in Antalya, Türkiye (April); Shanghai, China (May); Medellin, Colombia (June) and Paris, France (August).
For the second year in a row, the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final will be in Mexico – this time in Hermosillo (September).
It is the first time the tour will visit Shanghai since before the pandemic.
The event in Paris, meanwhile, will also act as the test event for the 2024 Olympics – and will be the only opportunity for athletes to compete in the temporary arena at Invalides before the Games, should they progress to a final at the competition.
Antalya hosts a stage for the 16th time and Medellin for the seventh in 2023.
More than 400,000 CHF in prize money will be awarded on the circuit in 2023 – which has more than doubled over the last four years.
The biggest increase this year is at the four stages, where the total pot has risen from 30,400 CHF to 45,600 CHF as cheques will be awarded down to eighth place rather than fourth. Each Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion will receive 30,000 CHF this season.
Launched in 2006, the Hyundai Archery World Cup is archery’s premier elite competition circuit for national teams.
The best 32 archers (eight in each championship category) over the season qualify to compete at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final for the four circuit champion trophies.