Qualification procedure for Chengdu 2025 World Games released

Florian Unruh was recurve champion in Birmingham 2022.

Qualification for the Chengdu 2025 World Games will begin in early 2024, according to the qualification procedure published by World Archery.

The multisport event, which features both target (compound) and field archery (recurve and barebow) competitions, will see 100 archers compete for seven gold medals. A mixed team title is awarded in the target event as well as the individual trophies.

More than half of the target archery (compound) quota places will be available through continental championships held in 2024 or 2025, with the first two being the Pan American Championships in April this year in Medellin, Colombia and the European Archery Championships in May in Essen, Germany.

Two places per gender are reserved for the home nation (China), one able-bodied and one para, while a further one is given to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Champion.

The remainder will be awarded on the world ranking list.

The primary qualifier for field archery events (recurve and barebow) is the 2024 World Archery Field Championships on 16-22 September in Lac La Biche, Canada.

Archery was introduced to the World Games in 1985.

The programme consisted of field archery competitions for recurve and barebow archers until 1989. In 1993, compound was introduced. The compound event was changed into a target archery competition for the 2013 edition in Cali.

Florian Unruh, Chiara Rebagliati, Erik Jonsson and Cinzia Noziglia won the field titles at the Birmingham 2022 World Games. Miguel Becerra and Ella Gibson were the compound champions, and Colombia took mixed team gold.

The next World Games will take place on 7-17 August 2025 in Chengdu, China.