New Zealand adds two Paris 2024 Olympic spots at Oceania qualifier

Nuala Edmundson competing at the Oceania qualifier.

New Zealand has become the 29th country to book at least one archery quota place at the 2024 Olympic Games, following Ben McLean and Nuala Edmundson’s wins at Oceania’s continental qualifying tournament last weekend in Auckland.

Archers from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga also competed, with Australia having already booked two individual spots by winning the mixed team event at the Pacific Games.

“I’m proud and honoured to have made it through to the final. I feel really humbled to have won,” said 19-year-old Edmundson after beating compatriot Julia Harrison, 10-7 in a tiebreak. “I have big goals and I’m going to do whatever it takes to achieve them.”

Both their recurve women’s final and the recurve men’s – McLean 7-3 Finn Matheson – were contested by archers from New Zealand.

Should the places won here need to be reallocated, either by New Zealand upgrading to a team space or declining a ticket, bronze medallists Arne Jensen (Tonga) and Chaandvi Prasad (Fiji) will become the next eligible for the quotas.

Olympic qualifying continues in the Americas in early April.

Header photo courtesy David Edmundson.

Olympic quotas won at the Oceania qualifier

  • New Zealand: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)

Quota tracker: 2024 Olympics

Correct as of the end of competition at the Oceania qualifier on 17 March 2024.

  • BRA flag Brazil: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • CAN flag Canada: 1 (1 man)
  • CHA flag Chad: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • CHI flag Chile: 1 (1 man)
  • CAN flag China: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • TPE flag Chinese Taipei: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • COL flag Colombia: 1 (1 woman)
  • CZE flag Czech Republic: 1 (1 woman)
  • EGY flag Egypt: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • FRA flag France: 6 (3 men, 3 women)
  • GER flag Germany: 4 (1 man, 3 women)
  • GBR flag Great Britain: 1 (1 woman)
  • IND flag India: 1 (1 man)
  • INA flag Indonesia: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • ITA flag Italy: 1 (1 woman)
  • JPN flag Japan: 4 (3 men, 1 woman)
  • KAZ flag Kazakhstan: 3 (3 men)
  • KOR flag Korea: 6 (3 men, 3 women)
  • MEX flag Mexico: 4 (3 women, 1 man)
  • MAS flag Malaysia: 1 (1 woman)
  • MDA flag Moldova: 1 (1 man)
  • CAN flag Mongolia: 1 (1 man)
  • New Zealand: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • RSA flag South Africa: 1 (1 man)
  • ESP flag Spain: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • TUN flag Tunisia: 1 (1 woman)
  • TUR flag Türkiye: 3 (3 men)
  • USA flag USA: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
  • UZB flag Uzbekistan: 1 (1 woman)

There are currently 29 nations qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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