Hyundai World Archery Championships 2023

3 2 To the World Championship of archers, I warmly welcome all participants to the German capital The sports city of Berlin is thrilled to host these world championships for the second time, following 1979 The 533 archers from 80 different nations can look forward to excellent competition conditions This includes the Maifeld at the legendary Berlin Olympic Stadium, which not only provides ample space for the wide array of participants but also accommodates a large and enthusiastic audience eager to witness the competitions on-site The finals will be experienced by up to 1,600 spectators in an arena specially constructed for the championships at the Olympic Square During the competitions, the athletes using the recurve bow can already get a sense of what to expect at the 2024 Paris Olympics Of course, I wish the best of luck to our German athletes, Michelle Kroppen and Florian Unruh, who earned medals at last year‘s European Championships in Munich But I also extend my best wishes to all other athletes, urging them to aim for the Gold! I extend my gratitude to the German Shooting Sports and Archery Federation for organizing this outstanding event in shooting sports, the first of its kind in Germany since 2007 Additionally, I thank all sponsors and volunteers who have made this significant event possible Now, I wish you an unforgettable World Championship in Archery in Berlin Enjoy the competitions of international excellence and the exciting days in the sports metropolis of Berlin! Kai Wegner The governing mayor of Berlin. Greetings