6 Danes to fill host nation spots in Odense
Eight athletes compete in each of the four competition disciplines – recurve men, recurve women, compound men and compound women – at each season’s Hyundai Archery World Cup Final. The top seven from the world cup rankings are invited and joined by one representative from the host nation, up to a maximum of two per nation.
There’s also a mixed team match that pits the top ranked pair over the year versus the hosts.
Denmark, who had one qualifier outright in Sarah Sonnichsen, recently announced the following six athletes would fill the host nation spots at the 2016 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Odense.
- Sarah Sonnichsen (Q) - Compound woman
- ERIKA ANEAR – Compound woman
- MARTIN DAMSBO – Compound man
- MAJA JAGER – Recurve woman, mixed
- JOHAN WEISS – recurve man, mixed
- STEPHAN HANSEN – compound mixed
- TANJA JENSEN – compound mixed
Anear, Damsbo, Jager and Weiss were the highest-ranked Danes not qualified. (Next highest, behind Sonnichsen, in the case of Anear.) Damsbo, the 2013 Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion, finished eighth in the compound men’s ranking, one spot off qualifying.
Hansen, the reigning World Archery Champion since winning the title on home soil in Copenhagen in 2015, shoots in the mixed team event for the second year in a row to defend gold. He has not yet participated in the individual competition at a Hyundai Archery World Cup Final.
Jager won a World Archery Champion title in 2013.