Fourteen GB archers have been selected to compete at the forth stage of the Hyundai World Cup in Paris next week.
The fourth and final stage of the 2023 Hyundai World Cup will take place next week from 14-20 August, offering the last chance for archers across the globe to earn their places at the Finals in September. Our GB hopefuls have returned home off the back of the World Championships in Berlin, and are heading out to Paris just a week later to shoot for gold.
The finals venue for this event will be held on the same ground as next year's Paris Olympic Games, providing the athletes with the rare and valuable opportunity to shoot on the Games field.
Meet the team!
- Penny Healey– world number one, 2023 European Games individual and team champion, and Antalya 2023 World Cup champion.
- Bryony Pitman– world number two, 2022 European Games team champion, and 2022 World Cup Finalist.
- Louisa Piper – 2022 World Field Championships junior bronze medallist and 2022 European Youth Championships team gold.
- Sarah Bettles - Tokyo 2020 Olympian, 2022 National Tour Final bronze medallist, and 2019 World Championships team bronze medallist.
- Monty Orton– 2022 European Youth Championship individual and team gold medallist.
- James Woodgate– 2022 European Youth Championship team gold medallist, Tokyo 2020 Olympian.
- Alex Wise– 2022 Antalya World Cup mixed team silver medallist and Tokyo 2020 Olympic reserve.
- Tom Hall– Tokyo 2020 Olympian and 2023 European Grand Prix mixed team silver medallist.
Olympic Performance Manager, Rikki Bingham, said: "This is the last World Cup after a very busy year. It’s being held at a great venue and also the finals are the test event for Paris 2024, so we’ll be looking to make the most of this opportunity to take into next year."
- Ella Gibson– world number one, 2022 World Cup Final silver medallist and winner of three World Cup stages in 2022.
- Izzy Carpenter– 2022 European Champion, world ranked 23, Medellin 2022 World Cup team silver medallist.
- Layla Annison– 2021 National Tour Final champion, Paris 2022 World Cup team silver medallist.
- Grace Chappell - 2022 European Youth Championship individual bronze medallist and team silver medallist.
- Adam Carpenter– Three-time consecutive National Tour Final champion, Paris 2022 World Cup mixed team bronze medallist.
- Dillon Crow– 2022 European Youth Cup silver mixed team medallist.
Compound team manager, Jon Nott, said: "At this last World Cup of the year, our team will be looking for a strong finish to the international season."
Keep an eye out for updates next week to see how our athletes get on!