Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Archery—sharp-shooting competition
Archery made its Games debut at the start of the 20th Century and has been a mainstay of the sporting spectacle since the 1970s. You can both buy and sell Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Archery tickets on StubHub.
A long-standing tradition
Archery first appeared on the Games roster way back in 1900, and after being rested in 1920, returned to the world stage in 1972. It’s been an ever-present since, with South Korea proving to be the most successful nation, winning twenty-three out of a possible thirty-four gold medals since 1984. Kim Woo-jin holds the scoring record in the men’s competition, having achieved a total of 700 in 2016, while fellow Korean Park Sung-hyun holds the record in the women’s, thanks to her 682 tally in 2004. Various archery disciplines have been contested at the Games over the years, but since 1992, the head-to-head format has been used. 128 qualifying places are up for grabs at the Games in 2021, sixty-four for women and the same number for men. If you’re a fan of the sport renowned for its precision, focus and determination, then take a look at the range of Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Archery tickets on offer at StubHub.
South Korea tipped to dominate
Archery at the Games in 2021 consists of the men’s and women’s individual, men’s and women’s teams and mixed teams, the latter of which will be making its debut in the competition. Each participant will shoot seventy-two arrows in total during the initial round to receive a ranking between 1 and 64. These rankings will also be used to seed the women’s and men’s teams and determine which sixteen pairs make it through to the mixed team event. The action gets underway on the 24th of July with the women’s individual ranking round and concludes on the 1st of August with the men’s individual medal round. Brady Ellison and Kang Chae-young are the favourites to take the individual titles, Korea are expected to walk away with gold in the women’s and mixed team events, while China are being tipped to take pole position in the men’s team event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see one of the Games’ most skilful events; check out the range of Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Archery tickets now available on StubHub. You can also purchase tickets for other similar events such as Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Modern Pentathlon and Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Shooting, as well as the Biathlon World Cup.