The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are just over a month away. Archers from around the world will have one last chance to qualify this weekend in Paris, where the last qualification tournament takes places.
A total of 255 archers, 150 men and 105 women, from 70 countries will compete on June 18-21 in Charlety Stadium in the south of the French capital. Of that line-up, 40 athletes are from the Americas.
The event gives three full team quota places in both genders, as well as individual places. However, the latter will be decided once the team event is complete.
The schedule runs for four days:
- Friday June 18: official practice
- Saturday June 19: men’s team qualification and eliminations
- Sunday June 20: women’s team qualification and eliminations
- Monday June 21: individual eliminations
Teams from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and USA will go for the men’s places, as squads from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and USA for the women’s spots.
In the individual events, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island and Venezuela will shoot the men’s event, as Argentina, Bolivia, the US Virgin Island and Venezuela in the women’s event.
So far, the nations of the Americas with qualified spots are as follows:
- Brazil: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
- Canada: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
- Chile: 1 (1 man)
- Colombia: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
- Ecuador: 1 (1 woman)
- Mexico: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
- USA: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)