Archery Australia has announced the team to represent Australia at the World Archery Para Championships in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from 19 to 27 February 2022.
Among the eight athletes selected are six NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holders:
- Ameera Lee (Women’s Open Compound)
- Jonathon Milne (Men’s Open Compound)
- Peter Marchant (Men’s Open Compound)
- Garry Robinson (Men’s Open Compound)
- Imalia Oktrininda (Women’s Open Recurve)
- Marek Steiner (Men’s Open Recurve)
The athletes will be joined by teammates Chris Davis (Men’s W1) and Craig Newbery (VI 1) to compete at the Dubai Club for People of Determination – the venue chosen for the 2021 World Archery Para Championships which are to be held in February 2022 after being postponed earlier this year due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It means the championships for para archers will be held in consecutive years as the following edition, which is scheduled for Pilsen, Czech Republic in 2023 will act as the primary qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and remains unchanged.
View this post on Instagram
Dubai will host the event at the purpose-built facility for impaired athletes which has successfully hosted multiple editions of the annual Fazza world ranking tournament. The official hotel and dining, medical, event management, and competition areas are all on-site.
When the event was awarded to Dubai in 2019, World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen commended the announcement, calling the city “the perfect host” for the championships.
NSWIS wishes its’ athletes all the best in their world cup preparations and congratulates them on their selection.