The archery competitions at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are now just one week away.
Para archers will compete in the same venue that hosted the Olympic Games just a few weeks ago, the qualifying field and arena in Yumenoshima Park, on August 27 to September 4.
Unlike the Olympics, para archers compete using both recurve and compound bows – and in two classifications: open and W1, which is for the athletes with the greatest level of physical impairment.
A total of 140 para athletes are set to compete in Tokyo. The Americas will be represented by 19 archers from seven countries.
Among the returning Paralympians from Rio 2016 are Fabiola Dergovics, Jane Karla Gogel, Andrey de Castro, Kevin Polish and Andre Shelby. Karen Van Nest and Matt Stutzman, meanwhile, will be competing at their third Games, after London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Eric Bennett, the most experienced, will be going for his fourth Games after participating in Beijing 2008, Londres 2012 y Río 2016.
Shelby is the reigning compound men open’s champion, while Stutzman took silver in London in the same event. Eric Bennet won the recurve men’s open bronze in London, too.
Tokyo 2020 will award nine medals.
By country, these are the para archers from the Americas competing in Tokyo.
- Rejane Candida da Silva, W1
- Helcio Luiz Jaime Gomes, W1
- Fabiola Lorenzi Dergovics, recurve women open
- Heriberto Alves Roca, recurve men open
- Jane Karla Rodrigues Gogel, compound women open
- Andrey Muniz de Castro, compound men open
- Karen Van Nest, compound women open
- Monica Daza Guzman, recurve women open
- Diego Quesada, compound men open
- Mariana Zuniga, compound women open
- Samuel Molina, recurve men open
- Omar Echeverria, compound men open
- Lysa Coryell, W1
- Emma Rose Ravish, recurve women open
- Eric Bennett, recurve men open
- Kevin Mather, recurve men open
- Kevin Polish, compound men open
- Andre Shelby, compound men open
- Matt Stutzman, compound men open