Last 16 Paralympics spots for Rio 2016 assigned in Nove Mesto

Fourteen nations collected spots to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, including two new nations.

Iceland and Chinese Taipei hadn’t won any places during the early stages of the Paralympic qualification process – the World Para-Archery Championships in 2015 and respective continental qualifiers.

They were among the 14 nations to collect spots at the final world qualification tournament, held as part of the Czech Target Para-Archery event in Nove Mesto.

Iceland’s spot was won in the compound men’s open competition, by 19th seed Thorsteinn Halldorsson. Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yun-Hsien took a place for her team in the recurve women’s event thanks to a shoot-off win in the semifinals.

Only teams without a space already secured in a competition category could enter an athlete into the final qualifying tournament – and could only win a maximum of one space per category.

Host nation Czech Republic and visiting Spain both added spots in two divisions. Twelve other teams took one place each.


  • Czech Republic – 2 (Recurve Men Open, W1 Women)
  • France – 1 (W1 Men)
  • Germany – 1 (Recurve Men Open)
  • Japan – 1 (Recurve Men Open)
  • Korea – 1 (W1 Men)
  • Iceland – 1 (Compound Men)
  • Iran – 1 (Compound Women)
  • Iraq – 1 (Recurve Women)
  • Mongolia – 1 (Recurve Women)
  • Poland – 1 (Compound Men)
  • Spain – 2 (Compound Men, Compound Women)
  • Chinese Taipei – 1 (Recurve Women)
  • Turkey – 1 (W1)
  • Ukraine – 1 (Compound Women)

The final entry list for the Paralympics is expected at the end of July.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Quota Tracker

by World Archery

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