Target and field archery confirmed for the World Games in 2025

Barebow is included at The World Games.

Target and field archery competitions have been confirmed on the programme of 35 sports at the next World Games, scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Chengdu on 7-17 August 2025.

The medal events and athlete quotas are expected to remain unchanged from the last edition of the multisport event.

Seven medals were awarded last year in Birmingham, three to compounders in the target archery competition – men’s and women’s individual, and mixed team – and four to recurve and barebow archers in the discipline of field archery. Some 100 archers from 35 countries participated and there were spaces reserved for Paralympic archers for the first time.

The 12th edition of the World Games will be the first to take place in China.

It is expected to bring the country’s debut in the archery competitions at the World Games, as the overall number of athletes at the multisport event increases from 4200 to more than 5000. Qualification procedures for all sports are expected to be announced by the end of 2023.

Archery has been a permanent fixture at the World Games since the second edition of the multisport event in 1985.

Recurve and barebow archers initially competed in a field archery event until compound was added in 1993. The compound competition was changed to a target archery event in 2013.