Hyundai World Archery Championships 2023

7 6 Dear athletes, dear friends, It is an honour to welcome you to the 52nd World Archery Championships in the German capital of Berlin This event celebrates an exciting and pivotal time in the world of archery Forty-four years after the iconic Maifield first hosted the sport’s highest-profile competition, we return to the same venue not only crown our new world champions but also award the first quota places to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games And those tickets will be won against the backdrop the Olympic rings themselves, hanging outside the impressive Olympiastadion Following the disruption caused by the global pandemic, these 2023 Hyundai World Archery Championships return our sport, and its athletes, to centre stage More than 500 archers from nearly 100 countries will present the best qualities of archery – passion, perseverance and precision – and perform for more people than ever before in the stands, on broadcast and via extensive digital coverage Berlin is the venue, but this event is truly worldwide I would like to thank the City of Berlin, Federal Ministry of the Interior, DSB and the volunteers for their invaluable contributions to the success of the championships My special gratitude goes to DSB President Hans-Heinrich von Schönfels and World Archery Vice President Jörg Brokamp for their support and hard work Last, but by no means least, thank you to Hyundai, Sportoto, Errea, Turkish Airlines and SNGLRTY, and all World Archery’s partners, whose essential support make this event, and the continuing growth of archery, possible Good luck athletes I look forward to watching you all in Berlin Prof Dr Ugur Erdener World Archery President Prof. Dr. Ugur Erdener President World Archery Greetings