Hong Kong China, Mongolia and Sri Lanka qualified their first athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as China, Iran, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand add to their quotas at the continental qualification tournament held as part of the 2019 Asian Para Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

The event was open only to archers and teams from the continent of Asia.

China, already the nation with the most para athletes qualified for the Games after the 2019 World Archery Para Championships, added two more invitations in the compound women’s open event to bring its total quota haul to 13.

There was no qualification tournament held for the W1 women’s category, meaning the spot available was not awarded in Bangkok and will be deferred to the final world qualification tournament scheduled for spring 2020.

A total of 26 nations now own at least one of the 89 secured spaces for the next Paralympics. (Thirty-two teams competed in Rio in 2016.) Upcoming continental qualification events in Europe and the Americas will award the next 20 spots.

Read our beginners’ guide to the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

2020 Paralympic places

  •  Australia: 1 (1 compound man)
  •  Brazil: 1 (1 compound woman)
  •  China: 13 (2 recurve men, 2 recurve women, 2 compound men, 3 compound women, 2 W1 men, 2 W1 women)
  •  Czech Republic: 2 (1 W1 man, 1 W1 woman)
  •  Finland: 1 (1 compound man)
  •  France: 2 (1 compound man, 1 compound woman)
  •  Germany: 1 (1 recurve man)
  •  Great Britain: 5 (1 recurve man, 1 recurve woman, 2 compound men, 1 compound woman)
  •  Hong Kong China: 1 (1 compound man)
  •  India: 4 (2 recurve men, 2 compound men)
  •  Iran: 7 (2 recurve men, 1 recurve woman, 2 compound men, 1 compound woman, 1 W1 man)
  •  Italy: 7 (1 recurve man, 2 recurve women, 2 compound men, 2 compound women)
  •  Japan: 4 (1 recurve man, 1 recurve woman, 1 W1 man, 1 W1 woman)
  •  Korea: 4 (1 recurve man, 2 recurve women, 1 W1 woman)
  •  Malaysia: 2 (1 recurve man, 1 compound man)
  •  Mongolia: 1 (1 recurve man)
  •  Poland: 2 (1 recurve man, 1 recurve woman)
  •  Russia: 8 (2 recurve men, 1 recurve woman, 1 compound man, 2 compound women, 1 W1 man, 1 W1 woman)
  •  Singapore: 1 (1 compound woman)
  •  Slovakia: 2 (2 compound men)
  •  Sri Lanka: 1 (1 recurve man)
  •  Sweden: 1 (1 compound woman)
  •  Thailand: 4 (1 recurve man, 1 recurve woman, 2 compound men)
  •  Turkey: 7 (2 recurve men, 1 recurve woman, 2 compound men, 1 compound woman, 1 W1 man)
  •  Ukraine: 2 (1 recurve woman, 1 compound man)
  •  USA: 5 (2 recurve men, 3 compound men)

The 2019 Asia Para Archery Championships took place on 20-25 October in Bangkok, Thailand.

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