The European Archery Championships in Antalya will assigned eight quota places for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: four in the recurve men’s competition, and four in the recurve women’s.
These quota places are reserved for countries in Europe and can only be won by nations that have not already qualified spots in the respective events on the previous occasions (Hyundai World Archery Championships or European Games 2019).
There’s a maximum of one quota place per gender per nation available in Antalya.
At the moment, only Great Britain has a full quota – six athletes – and, as of today, only Italy and the Netherlands could also join the mixed team tournament, having secured a ticket for at least one man and one woman.
After Antalya, only one last qualification tournament remains that will takes place in Paris on June 19-21, before the third stage of Hyundai Archery World Cup 2021. It is open to all nations, and team quotas will also be available.
Who’s already qualified? Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
Who’s competing in Antalya? Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.
85 archers from 33 countries will fight for just 4 quota places.
Who are the favourites? Germany, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Who’s already qualified? Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.
Who’s competing in Antalya? Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Slovakia and Turkey.
51 archers from 20 countries will fight for just 4 quota places.
Who are the favourites? France, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Olympic qualification in Europe
These are the European countries that have already secured quota places for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ahead of the 2021 European Championships.
- Belarus: 3 (3 women)
- Denmark: 1 (1 woman)
- Germany: 3 (3 women)
- Great Britain: 6 (3 men, 3 women)
- Italy: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
- Moldova: 1 (1 woman)
- Netherlands: 4 (3 men, 1 woman)
- Russia: 3 (3 women)
- Spain: 1 (1 man)
- Sweden: 1 (1 woman)
- Ukraine: 3 (3 women)