The archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games began with qualification at Yumenoshima Park on September 27.

The morning session featured competition for both recurve and compound women open, as well as W1 archers of both genders, while the afternoon saw the recurve and compound men’s open ranking rounds.

Impressive scores were set in all categories with archers from China, Iran, Great Britain and Turkey setting nine new Paralympic records.

Compound open archers Jane Karla Gogel of Brazil and Matt Stutzman of the USA finished above the previous record scores in their respective categories, each hitting 688 points.

Great Britain’s Jessica Stretton posted the new compound woman open’s record at 694, improving it by 20 points from the previous mark. China’s Zihao He increased the men’s by 18, being the only archer on the day to break 700 with 705 points.

Competition at the Paralympics continue on August 28 with the first two matchplay rounds of the compound men’s open competition and the W1 mixed team finals.

Brazil, represented by Rejane Candida da Silva and Helcio Luiz Jaime Gomes Perilo, is the only team from the Americas competing in the medal event.

Full results of qualification of archers from the Americas:

 

Recurve men’s open:

  • 13 – Samuel Molina – 609
  • 15 – Eric Bennett – 608
  • 17 – Kevin Mather – 606
  • 27 – Heriberto Alves Roca – 581

 

Recurve women’s open:

  • 11 – Fabiola Dergovics – 572
  • 14 – Mónica Daza – 559
  • 22 – Emma Rosa Ravish – 492

 

Compound men’s open:

  • 12 – Matt Stutzman – 688
  • 13 – Kevin Polish – 687
  • 25 – Andre Shelby – 675
  • 29 – Andrey de Castro – 669
  • 32 – Diego Quesada – 661
  • 33 – Omar Echeverría – 659

 

Compound women’s open:

  • 4 – Jane Karla Gogel – 688
  • 11 – Karen Van Nest – 678
  • 14 – Mariana Zúñiga – 671

 

W1 men:

  • 10 – Luiz Jaime Gomes – 622

 

W1 women:

  • 5 – Lia Coryell – 596
  • 11 – Rejane Candida da Silva – 525