Colombia, Netherlands given World Games places

26 May 2017
Compound quotas were reassigned following Turkey’s withdrawal from the event.

Colombia has received a compound men’s quota place and the Netherland’s has received a compound women’s quota place for the Wroclaw 2017 World Games after Turkey announced that it would not be accepting its two places for the multisporting event.

Turkey originally received the spots as Demir Elmaagacli and Yesim Bostan were both ranked in the top five in the world on 31 December 2016.

According to quota reassignment procedures, the spots were awarded to the next eligible nations on those individual world ranking lists. The invitations are issued to the country and not to the individual athletes.

Colombia’s Camilo Cardona was the next eligible man and the Netherland’s Inge van Caspel the next eligible woman, each ranked 11th in their respective lists.

The Wroclaw 2017 World Games includes both compound target archery, and recurve and barebow field archery competitions – and is due to take place in August, using the same competition venue as the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage that was held in the city from 2014 to 2016.

The final entry deadline for the World Games is 31 May 2017.