The GB team for the recurve and compound athletes has been announced for the upcoming World Cup stage 1 in Antalya this April.
The 2023 World Cup season begins in April at the first stage in Antalya, Turkey. GB have high hopes ahead of this tournament, as last year they brought home an impressive four medals in total from this event.
The first stage of the senior recurve selection shoot took place between 23-26 February 2023. Whilst this was only the first stage for selection for the World Championships, it was the sole selection event for the first stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup being held in Antalya, Turkey between 18-23 April 2023.
The team that has been selected is:
“There were some fantastic performances in the selection shoot and it’s great to see pathway graduates such as Monty and Penny coming through so strong. It was a tight competition and there’s still all to play for at stage two,” Olympic Performance Manager Rikki Bingham said.
Stage two will form part of the European Grand Prix being held at Lilleshall between 3-8 April 2023 and this will select the team for the World Championships and European Games this summer, which are the first two opportunities where Olympic quota spots for Paris 2024 can be won.
Joining the recurves out in Antalya will be the compound women’s team comprising of:
European Youth Championship bronze medallist Grace Chappell will be making her senior debut, and world number 1 Ella Gibson and European Champion Isabelle Carpenter will complete this team with their combined experience. The GB compound women’s team had a very successful 2022 and hope to continue this into 2023. They are currently ranked second in the world, and they came home with several medals to add to their growing repertoire.
“I am very excited for our team to be on the World Cup trail for 2023. We very much believe that we can back up the success of 2022, and that our women’s team will be in the mix for medals all season,” Compound Programme Manager Jon Nott told us.
The compound team is selected using a 12 month rolling ranking system where points are awarded for WRS 50m scores in competition. Levels of competitions are ranked and can affect the points earned.
“Antalya will be exciting as always to see how our preparation are going ahead of July’s World Championships,” Jon Nott said.