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Canadian delegation to continue World Cup in Paris

May 24, 2022
Canadian delegation to continue World Cup in Paris

PARIS, FR – Following its second stage in Gwangju, Korea, World Archery’s World Cup Series will move onto Paris, France from June 20-26, 2022. While two athletes shot for Canada in Gwangju, six archers will step up to the shooting line in Paris. The competitors are the following:

Compound men

  • Cory Smandych (AB)

Recurve men

  • Eric Peters (ON)
  • Devaang Gupta (ON)
  • Conner Sorley (ON)
  • Andrew Azores (ON)

Recurve women

  • Stephanie Barrett (ON)

The team will be accompanied by the following technical leadership staff:

  • Shawn Riggs, National Recurve Coach
  • Alan Brahmst, High Performance Advisor
  • Joe Leszner, Mental Performance Consultant

Smandych has, in the past, been more active in the field and 3D disciplines. He has competed at the Vegas Shoot, World Archery Field Championships and World Archery 3D Championships. The compound program is excited to see him shoot in this World Cup. 

Peters and Barrett just finished competing in Korea in the second stage of the 2022 World Cup. Peters concluded the individual tournament in 9th place, and Barrett won her first elimination round, unfortunately dropping her second match. As a mixed team, they shot their way into the bronze medal match and while it was a close fight, their Dutch opponents walked away with the victory. 

This is the first international competition of the 2022 outdoor season for Andrew Azores and Conner Sorley. Azores most recently competed at the Hyundai World Archery Championships in Yankton, USA in September 2021. Sorley was at three World Cup stages in 2021 – Guatemala City, Lausanne, and Paris. It will be Devaang Gupta’s first major international event.

This event will follow the same format as the first two stages of the World Cup, with a 720 round determining the placement of the athletes and their opponents for the first round of elimination matches. 

World Cup Stage 3 Schedule

  • June 21 – Official practice & compound qualification round
  • June 22 – Compound team matches & recurve qualifications
  • June 23 – Recurve team matches & compound individual matches
  • June 24 – Mixed team matches & recurve individual matches
  • June 25 – Compound finals
  • June 26 – Recurve finals

For more information, contact:

Zoe Meil

Communications & Safe Sport Coordinator

(613) 260-2113 ext. 3