Hyundai World Archery Championships 2023

5 4 On behalf of the German Shooting Sports and Archery Federation, I warmly welcome the archers and their delegations from all around the world - precisely 80 nations - who have come to Berlin An equally warm welcome goes out to the guests from all areas of public life and, of course, to the spectators, sports enthusiasts, and fans of archery After the World Championships in Berlin in 1979 and in Leipzig in 2007, this is now the third time that the world‘s best recurve and compound archers have gathered in Germany to determine the world champions and medallists Therefore, I express my gratitude to the international federation for the sport of archery, World Archery, and its President Prof Ugur Erdener, for their trust and for awarding the World Championships to the German capital The German Shooting Sports Federation is proud to once again host an absolute world-class event in Germany, following the European Archery Championships in Munich in 2022 Hosting these events serves several objectives for the federation: Firstly, to attract more fans, supporters and athletes to archery and to bring the beauty of the sport to a bigger audience Secondly, to provide our athletes with a slight home advantage And I can already announce: The journey continues in 2024 with the European Archery Championships in Essen One thing is certain: In the coming days, we will witness top-notch sportsmanship during the qualification rounds on the Maifeld and, even more so, during the finals in the specially constructed stadium at the Olympic Square Everything and everyone is present: Olympic champions, World and European champions They are all competing for World Championship medals and Olympic quota places for Paris 2024 I express my sincere thanks for the tremendous support to the sports metropolis Berlin, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, as well as to the many volunteers for their outstanding assistance To the spectators, I wish you eventful days in the German capital and exciting competitions To the athletes, I wish success and that extra bit of luck „Good luck!“ Greetings Hans-Heinrich von Schönfels The President of the German Shooting Sports Federation.