Hyundai World Archery Championships 2023

27 26 Olympic Champions, World and European Champions are present 533 archers from 80 nations, from A like Afghanistan to V like Vietnam, including Olympic, World, and European Champions, and two para-athletes who compete from a wheelchair or with seating support against the crème de la crème These are the numbers and facts hidden behind the participant field of the World Championships in Berlin With the Olympic recurve bow, all the renowned names in the world of archery are present Firstly, the top stars from South Korea must be mentioned: An San, Lim Sihyeon, or Kang Chae Young among the women, and Kim Je Deok, Kim Woojin, and Lee Woo Seok among the men The Korean archers are always the favorites for the medals However, they are not without competition Europe aims to counter them with Tokyo Olympic champion Mete Gazoz (Turkey), who aims for gold in Berlin after his success in Tokyo, Olympic silver medalist Mauro Nespoli (Italy), or European champion Miguel Alvarino Garcia from Spain And of course, we should not forget the world number one, Marcus D‘Almeida (BRA), and US legend Brady Ellison In the women‘s category, notable names include the greatly improved Britons Bryony Pitman and Penny Healey, as well as strong contenders from Asia, particularly from China, India, and Taiwan In the non-Olympic compound bow category, the absolute world elite will be on display in Berlin For the men, the top three archers from the current world rankings, Mike Schloesser (Netherlands), Jozef Bosansky (SVK), and Nicolas Girard (France), are all present Among the women, Ella Gibson (Great Britain), Sara Lopez (Colombia), Paige Pearce (USA), and Elisa Roner (Italy), who are the current top four in the world rankings, are worth noting Favorites (World Ranking as of July 20, 2023) Recurve Women Penny Healey (Great Britain,World Ranking 1): The 18-year-old British archer is an emerging talent in the sport She won her first individual World Cup in Antalya this year and secured gold at the European Games in Krakow An San (South Korea, World Ranking 3): An San‘s path is adorned with medals and titles Despite being only 22 years old, the double Olympic champion from Tokyo (individual and team) is already a top star Elia Canales (Spain, World Ranking 6): The 22-year-old Spanish archer has already won several medals in the youth categories She won gold in the mixed team and silver in the individual event at the European Games Recurve Men Participants and Favorites