Canada will depart for Antalya Turkey on May 17th as it continues its preparation for this year’s World Championships
Ottawa ON – Canada will depart for Antalya Turkey on May 17th as it continues its preparation for this year’s World Championships in the Netherlands from June 10-16.
The team will compete at the Antalya World Cup from May 20th to 26th and with the majority of the team moving on to training camps in England and the Netherlands to continue their preparation for the World Championships, being held in the Netherlands from June 10-16th. The Antalya World Cup is the third leg of the 2019 World Archery World Cup Series. Canada’s recurve archers will not compete in the second stage taking place in Shanghai China.
National Coach Shawn Riggs has selected the team that will compete in Turkey. Crispin Duenas (Toronto, ON), Eric Peters (Ottawa, ON) and Brian Maxwell (Vancouver, BC) come off a strong finish in the Men’s team competition at the Medellin World with a fourth place finish and will again represent Archery Canada in Antalya. Joining the men’s team will be Conner Sorley (Saskatoon, SK). Sorley shot in the anchor position for Canada during the teams Gold Medal performance at the Chile WRE that kicked off the competitive season, just four short weeks ago in Santiago Chile. Virginie Chenier (Montréal, QC) will be the lone female competing on the Canadian team in Antalya.
“In Turkey we will look to build off the success we’ve had in team round competition during the first to events of the season, now the goal will be to transfer that to individual results as well.” said Riggs. “We’ve chosen to skip the Shanghai World Cup due to the tight schedule this season, so our team will be well rested, and well-prepared heading in to Antalaya.”
At this time, the host of the 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final has not been announced, though this announcement is expected soon from World Archery. This year’s circuit of four World Cups has confirmed stops in Medellin, Shanghai and Antalya before a break for the Hyundai World Archery Championships in June, to be followed by the fourth to be held in Berlin in July.
The winner of each stop in the circuit earns an automatic ticket to the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final.
Results and event details may be found here:
Where to watch: Live on World Archery’s Facebook and YouTube platforms
• Tuesday 21 May: Compound and recurve qualification
• Wednesday 22 May: Individual eliminations
• Thursday 23 May: Individual and team eliminations
• Friday 24 May: Mixed team eliminations
• Saturday 25 May: Compound finals
• Sunday 26 May: Recurve finals