All You Need to Know About Archery World Cup 2021

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Archery World Cup 2021

Over the past few years, the popularity of archery has only grown with many youngsters striving to hit their mark in the competitive world of archery. As a matter of fact, archery has become a very well-known sport with international competitions such as the Olympics and World Archery Championships which have produced some of the best archers known to the world such as Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Brady Ellison, and Kim Soo-Nyung. In this blog, we will be covering the ongoing Archery World Cup 2021. 

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Deepika Kumari
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Archery World Cup 2021

Initially started by the World Archery Federation, the Archery World Cup is a competition that is held across four countries in four stages. It was introduced after the success of the 2003 World Archery Championships and 2004 Summer Olympics as a way to popularise the sport among the crowd as well as encourage the development of young talent in this field. The Archery World Cup is always held in four distinctive locations across the world and tests the accuracy, balance, concentration, and archery skills of different archers. 

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Schedule and Locations of the Archery World Cup 2021

The Archery World 2021, rebranded as the Hyundai Archery World Cup, is the 15th edition of the International Archery Competitions organized by World Archery. Comprising 4 stages, the Archery World Cup 2021 is scheduled to run between 19th April to 30th September 2021. 

Eight archers in each category of Recurve Men, Recurve Women, Compound Men, and Compound Women are invited to compete at the Archery World Cup Final each year. Additionally, in 2021, it was announced that the individual winners of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 will receive Olympic wildcard places in the World Cup Final 2021. Wildcards are also exempted from the two-per-country limitation.

The schedule along with locations of the Archery World Cup 2021 can be found in the following table:

Date Stage Location
19th to 25th April 2021 Stage 1 Guatemala City, Guatemala
17th to 23rd May 2021 Stage 2 Lausanne, Switzerland
21st to 27th June 2021 Stage 3 Paris, France
29th to 30th September 2021 Stage 4 Yankton, United States

Stage 1 – Guatemala City, Guatemala

This stage of the Archery World Cup 2021 was hosted by Guatemala City located in Guatemala and was held between 19th April and 25th April. A total of 158 archers from around 25 countries participated in the first stage of the Archery World Cup 2021, Stage 1. 

Stage 1 of the Archery World Cup 2021 saw the participation of the US Recurve Archery Champion, Brady Ellison, and Dutch Compound Champion, Mike Schloesser. Additionally, while the Indian Recurve Team successfully participated and secured 3 gold medals and 1 bronze in the tournament, the Indian Compound Team was unable to participate due to a false-positive Covid test. Nevertheless, because of this win, Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup 2021 Final. 

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Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari
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Additionally, the main highlights of the first stage of the tournament also include India’s first team gold medal after 7 years, which was successfully secured by the women’s team comprising Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, and Komalika Bari after defeating the Mexico women’s team. This win was followed by Ankita Bhakat and Atanu Das, wherein they bagged the bronze medal in the recurve mixed team. The results of Stage 1 of the Archery World Cup 2021 are as follows:

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Recurve

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Atanu Das (India)
Silver Medal Daniel Castro (Spain)
Bronze Medal Angel Alvarado (México)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Spain)
Miguel Alvarino
Daniel Castro
Pablo Acha
Silver Medal (USA)
Brady Ellison
Josef Scarboro
Matthew Requa
Bronze Medal (Germany)
Florian Unruh
Maximilian Weckmuller
Christoph Breitbach

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Deepika Kumari (India)
Silver Medal Mackenzie Brown (USA)
Bronze Medal Alejandra Valencia (México)
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Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (India)
Komalika Bari
Ankita Bhakat
Deepika Kumari
Silver Medal (Mexico)
Aida Roman
Alejandra Valencia
Ana Paula Vazquez
Bronze Medal (Germany)
Michelle Kroppen
Elisa Tartler
Lisa Unruh
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Mixed Team 

Gold Medal (Mexico)
Ana Paula Vazquez
Anel Alvarado
Silver Medal  (Germany)
Lisa Unruh
Florian Unruh
Bronze Medal (India)
Ankita Bhakat
Atanu Das

Compound

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Braden Gellenthien (USA)
Silver Medal Mike Schloesser (Netherlands)
Bronze Medal Kris Schaff (USA)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Mexico)
Miguel Becerra
Antonio Hidalgo
Uriel Olvera  
Silver Medal (Columbia)
Pablo Gomez Zuluaga
Juan Fernando Bonilla
Daniel Munoz
Bronze Medal (USA)
Braden Gellenthien
Kris Schaff
Reo Wilde

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Nora Valdez (Columbia)
Silver Medal Tanja Gellenthien (Denmark)
Bronze Medal Savannah Vanderwier (USA)

Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (USA)
Paige Pearce
Alexis Ruiz
Linda Ochoa-Anderson
Silver Medal (Mexico)
Andrea Becerra
Esmeralda Sanchez
Margarita Valencia
Bronze Medal (Colombia)
Alejandra Usquiano
Nora Valdez
Sara López

Mixed Team

Gold Medal (Denmark )
Tanja Gellenthien
Stephan Hansen
Silver Medal (Mexico)
Andrea Becerra
Antonio Hidalgo
Bronze Medal (Netherlands)
Jody Vermeulen
Mike Schloesser

Stage 2 – Lausanne, Switzerland

The 2nd Stage of the Archery World Cup 2021 was held in Lausanne, Switzerland between 17th May 2021 to 23rd May 2021. Under this stage, a total of 235 archers from around 35 countries participated. Interestingly, Shanghai was originally scheduled to host the second stage of the Archery World Cup 2021, however, it was soon moved to Lausanne. The results of the second stage of the Archery World Cup 2021 are as follows :

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Recurve 

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Brady Ellison (USA)
Silver Medal Maximilian Weckmüller (Germany)
Bronze Medal Yun Sanchez (Spain)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Germany)
Florian Unruh
Maximilian Weckmüller
Johannes Maier
Silver Medal (Spain)
Miguel Alvariño
Daniel Castro
Pablo Acha
Bronze Medal (Italy)
Mauro Nespoli
Alessandro Paoli
Federico Musolesi

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Svetlana Gomboeva (Russia)
Silver Medal Ksenia Perova (Russia)
Bronze Medal Audrey Adiceom (France)

Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (Italy)
Tatiana Andreoli
Lucilla Boari
Chiara Rebagliati
Silver Medal (Mexico)
Aída Román
Alejandra Valencia
Ana Paula Vázquez
Bronze Medal (Russia)
Svetlana Gomboeva
Elena OsipovaInna
Stepanova

Mixed Team

Gold Medal Netherlands (NED)
Gabriela Schloesser
Sjef van den Berg
Silver Medal Bangladesh (BAN)
Diya Siddique
Md Ruman Shana
Bronze Medal Mexico (MEX)
Alejandra Valencia
Luis Álvarez

Compound

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Mike Schloesser (Netherlands)
Silver Medal Federico Pagnoni (Italy)
Bronze Medal Adrien Gontier (France)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Turkey)
Evren Çağıran
Yakup Yıldız
Furkan Oruç
Silver Medal (Netherlands)
Mike Schloesser
Max Verwoerdt
Sil Pater
Bronze Medal (Italy)
Marco Bruno
Federico Pagnoni
Sergio Pagni

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Tanja Gellenthien (Denmark)
Silver Medal Andrea Marcos (Spain)
Bronze Medal Natalia Avdeeva (Russia)

Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (USA)
Linda Ochoa-Anderso
Paige Pearce
Savannah Vanderwier
Silver Medal (Russia)
Natalia Avdeeva
Viktoria Balzhanova
Arina Cherkezova
Bronze Medal (France)
Sophie Dodemont
Tiphaine Renaudin
Lola Grandjean

Mixed Team

Gold Medal Netherlands (NED)
Jody Vermeulen
Mike Schloesser
Silver Medal Denmark (DEN)
Tanja Gellenthien
Stephan Hansen
Bronze Medal United States (USA)
Linda Ochoa-Anderson
Braden Gellenthien

Stage 3 – Paris, France

The 3rd Stage of the Archery World Cup 2021 was held in the City of Paris, France,  between 21st June 2021 and 27th June 2021. The 3rd Stage saw the participation of 370 archers from more than 55 countries. The tournament also marked the entry of the Indian Compound Team after their absence in the first 2 stages of the tournament. It also marked the entry of the overall Indian Team after they were denied entry for the 2nd Stage which was held in Switzerland due to travel restrictions. 

It was also a joyous occasion for Team India after Deepika Kumari successfully clinched her 3rd gold medal in Paris. In total, team India had successfully secured 4 gold medals which were respectively bagged by Abhishek Verma in the Compound category, and the rest were bagged in the Women’s Recurve Team, Mixed Team, and Women’s Individual recurve event. 

Stage 3 decides both lineups for the Archery World Cup Final 2021 which will be held in Yankton, USA as well as hosting the final qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics. The results of Stage 3 of the Archery World Cup 2021 are as follows:

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Recurve 

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Brady Ellison (USA)
Silver Medal Jack Williams (USA)
Bronze Medal Federico Musolesi (Italy)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Germany)
Moritz Wieser
Maximilian Weckmüller
Florian Unruh
Silver Medal (Belgium)
Senna Roos
Jarno De Smedt
Ben Adriaensen
Bronze Medal (France)
Thomas Chirault
Pierre Plihon
Jean-Charles Valladont

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Deepika Kumari (India)
Silver Medal Elena Osipova (Russia)
Bronze Medal Mackenzie Brown (USA)

Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (India)
Komalika Bari
Ankita Bhakat
Deepika Kumari
Silver Medal (Mexico)
Aída Román
Alejandra Valencia
Ana Paula Vázquez
Bronze Medal (France)
Audrey Adiceom
Lisa Barbelin
Angéline Cohendet
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Mixed Team

Gold Medal (India)
Deepika Kumari
Atanu Das
Silver Medal (Netherlands)
Gabriela Schloesser
Sjef van den Berg
Bronze Medal (Mexico)
Alejandra Valencia
Luis Álvarez

Compound

Men’s Individual

Gold Medal Abhishek Verma (India)
Silver Medal Kris Schaff (USA)
Bronze Medal Mike Schloesser (Netherlands)

Men’s Team 

Gold Medal (Denmark )
Martin Damsbo
Mathias Fullerton
Stephan Hansen
Silver Medal (USA)
Braden Gellenthien
James Lutz
Kris Schaff
Bronze Medal (France)
Jean-Philippe Boulch
Nicolas Girard
Adrien Gontier

Women’s Individual

Gold Medal Sara López (Columbia)
Silver Medal Alejandra Usquiano (Columbia)
Bronze Medal Toja Ellison (Slovenia)

Women’s Team 

Gold Medal (Colombia)
Alejandra Usquiano
Nora Valdez
Sara López
Silver Medal (Great Britain)
Ella Gibson
Layla Annison
Bayley Sargeant
Bronze Medal (Netherlands)
Sanne de Laat
Martine Stas-Couwenberg
Jody Vermeulen

Mixed Team

Gold Medal Russia (RUS)
Elizaveta Knyazeva
Anton Bulaev
Silver Medal Colombia (COL)
Alejandra Usquiano
Daniel Muñoz
Bronze Medal Italy (ITA)
Paola Natale
Federico Pagnoni

Stage 4 – Yankton, USA

The 4th and the Final Stage of the Archery World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be held in Yankton, the USA on the 29th and 30th of September 2021, after the end of the Archery World Championship which is scheduled for 19th September to 26th September. This is the first time the Archery World Cup 2021 will be hosted in the United States and the first time the two tournaments will run consecutively in the same location. 

Under Stage 4, 8 archers will compete in each division for the World Cup titles. One archer in each of the four categories will be American, and they will be joined by the winners of the three World Cup stages in Guatemala City, Lausanne, and Paris, as well as the individual Olympic champions from Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Medal Tally

In the following table, you can find below the medal tally for 16 nations that have successfully clinched gold, silver, and bronze medals for their country in the Archery World Cup 2021. Currently, the USA is leading with a total of 15 medals, followed by Mexico with a total of 11 medals which is closely followed by the Netherlands and India, with 9 medals and 8 medals respectively. 

Nations Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
India 7 0 1 8
USA 5 5 5 15
Netherlands 3 3 3 9
Columbia 3 3 1 7
Denmark 3 2 0 5
Mexico 2 5 4 11
Russia  2 3 2 7
Germany 2 2 2 6
Spain 1 3 1 5
Italy 1 1 4 6
Turkey 1 0 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Belgium 0 1 0 1
Great Britain 0 1 0 1
France 0 0 6 6
Slovenia 0 0 1 1

This was all about the Hyundai Archery World Cup 2021. To read more insightful and interesting blogs like this, stay tuned to Leverage Edu.

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