Paralympic qualification procedure for Tokyo 2020 released

3 April 2018
The document outlines how the 140 para archery places will be allocated.

The qualification system for the archery competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been officially approved by the International Paralympic Committee and released by World Archery.

The document outlines the number of quota places, the events at which they are available, and the deadlines for entries.

There will be 140 para archery athletes in total – 80 men and 60 women – competing in open and W1, individual and mixed team events, in the same format to Rio in 2016. 

Of the 140 total places, 80 will be available at the main qualifying tournament – the 2019 World Archery Para Championships in ’s-Hertogenbosch – while 12 will be assigned via a bipartite commission.

The minimum qualifying standard varies across categories but is set between 520 and 650 out of 720 points.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic quotas

  • 24 places via 12 mixed teams – top four in each of the three categories at the main mixed team competition at the 2019 World Archery Para Championships
  • 56 places – highest-ranked athletes not qualified via mixed team event at 2019 World Archery Para Championships (2 men’s W1, 2 women’s W1; 20 men’s compound, 8 women’s compound; 16 men’s recurve, 8 women’s recurve)
  • 30 places – continental qualification tournaments in Americas, Asia and Europe (per event, each men and women: 1 W1, 2 compound, 2 recurve)
  • 12 places – eligible athletes at final qualification tournament*
  • 6 places – host country allocation
  • 12 places – bipartite commission (each men and women: 3 recurve, 3 compound)

*Reallocation procedures may reassign additional quota to the final qualification tournament.

The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will begin on 28 August.