The next World Archery Championships will take place from August 9th to 15th, 2021 in Wroclaw, Poland.
This event was originally awarded to the Australian city of Perth. Due to the ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers informed World Archery that the planned implementation of the tournament was no longer possible.
Wroclaw was one of the original bidders and a willing replacement.
It is a region that has experience hosting international archery competitions as it hosted a stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup and archery events at the 2013-2015 World Games in 2017. The city of Legnica, which is near Wroclaw, was the venue for the European Championship in 2018 and this event that World Youth Championships, a decade ago in 2011.
This is the 17th edition of the World Archery Youth Championships, first held in 1991.
Archers compete in recurve and compound categories that mirror other target archery internationals, as well as in age groups under 21 (junior) and under 18 (cadet). Past champions crowned at the tournament include archers such as Oh Jin Hyek, Braden Gellenthien and Deepika Kumariwho have all made extraordinary senior careers.
The subsequent edition of the World Archery Youth Championships is planned for 2023 in Limerick, Ireland.
Secretary General of World Archery Tom floorboards said: “We appreciate the transparency and proactivity in making an early decision about our organizer’s youth championships in Australia, but regret that we will not see the great concept presented in Perth’s offer being fulfilled.”
“Archery is fortunate to have passionate and experienced hosts like the team in Wroclaw ready to step in and ensure that our young athletes can compete internationally in the months to come. The success of previous World Cup stages and the World Games has shown that it is a great venue and we look forward to returning to this vibrant city. “