PARIS – The Trocadero – across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower – will be the showdown spot for thirty-two of the world’s best recurve and compound archers, who will meet on September 21 and 22 to contest the championship title at the Archery World Cup Final.
Archers competed in at least three of four Archery World Cup stages – Shanghai, Antalya, Medellin and Wroclaw – racking up precious points in order to punch their tickets to Paris. The archery superstars slated to compete are the most consistent of the 2013 Archery World Cup season, and include Olympic champions, world champions, and the top-ranked archery athletes in the world.
Globally, fans of the sport will be able to watch all of the action, live from the Trocadero, on World Archery’s YouTube channel: ArcheryTV. World Archery, the sport’s international governing body, will be co-hosting the World Cup Final together with Federation Francaise de Tir a l’Arc, the national archery federation of France.
Fans who enjoyed archery coverage from the Olympic Games in London will love the format of the World Cup Final: the event consists entirely of head-to-head elimination matchplay, narrowing each category from eight archers to four, followed by semifinals and medal rounds. Compound archers will shoot for their medals on September 21, while recurve archers – and mixed gender teams in compound and recurve divisions – will compete for titles on the 22nd.
Be sure to watch the race for of the Longines Prize for Precision, awarded to the archer with the most tens – the score achieved by shooting the center of the target. One male and one female compound archer will each receive the prestigious prize, which includes a Longines watch and 5,000 Swiss Francs.
Follow World Archery (@worldarchery) and USA Archery (@usaarchery) on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the Archery World Cup Final. Join the global conversation about this event by hashtagging #WCFinal.
Photo Caption: Currently sitting at No. 3 in the recuve world rankings, Brady Ellison is an Olympian and silver medalist. He’s also the top-ranking American at the World Cup Final in Paris, Sept. 21-22. Photo: Teresa Iaconi