Barbelin, Kroppen join roster for 2023 Archery World Cup Final

Lisa Barbelin celebrates in Paris.

France’s Lisa Barbelin and Germany’s Michelle Kroppen have been added to the line-up of the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final, replacing China’s An Qixian and Hai Ligan, who have withdrawn.

No further changes to the 32-archer roster are expected.

The Chinese recurve women are understood to have turned down their places in Hermosillo due to domestic commitments ahead of the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Qualified archers from other Asian nations, including Korea and Chinese Taipei, will compete in both.

Kroppen is a previous Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion, having won the tour in 2021, while it is Barbelin’s first circuit final.

“It’s such an honour to take part,” said the 23-year-old, who was runner-up at the tour’s fourth stage in Paris last week. “I’ve dreamed about it since the Olympics [in Tokyo] and now it’s true.”

Up to 16th in the Sanlida World Archery Rankings after the podium on home soil, things appear to be falling into place for one of France’s best hopes for a medal at next summer’s Games.

“I still need to improve myself a lot because I want to do something really great at Paris 2024,” said Barbelin. “This ending to the season shows me that I can do it, if I’m really focused on my goal.”

Competition at the 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final takes place on 9-10 September in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Tracker: 2023 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final

Qualified Recurve men Recurve women Compound men Compound women
Stage winner (Antalya) Dan Olaru
MDA flag Moldova
Penny Healey
GBR flag Great Britain
Jozef Bosansky
SVK flag Slovakia
Jyothi Surekha Vennam
IND flag India
Stage winner (Shanghai) Marcus D’Almeida
BRA flag Brazil
Lim Sihyeon
KOR flag Korea
Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar
IND flag India
Cho Su A
KOR flag Korea
Stage winner (Medellin) Mauro Nespoli
ITA flag Italy
- Abhishek Verma
IND flag  India
Liko Arreola
USA flag USA
Stage winner (Paris) Kim Woojin
KOR flag Korea
Casey Kaufhold
USA flag USA
- Ella Gibson
GBR flag Great Britain
Host country Matias Grande
MEX flag Mexico
Alejandra Valencia
MEX flag Mexico
Miguel Becerra
MEX flag Mexico
Dafne Quintero
MEX flag Mexico
Points Lee Woo Seok
KOR flag Korea
Kang Chae Young
KOR flag Korea
Mike Schloesser
NED flag Netherlands
Sara Lopez
COL flag Colombia
Points Brady Ellison
USA flag USA
Peng Chia-Mao
TPE flag Chinese Taipei
Mathias Fullerton
DEN flag Denmark
Tanja Gellenthien
DEN flag Denmark
Points Dhiraj Bommadevara
IND flag India
Michelle Kroppen
GER flag Germany
James Lutz
USA flag USA
Aditi Gopichand Swami
IND flag India
Points - Lisa Barbelin
FRA flag France
Sawyer Sullivan
USA flag USA