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YANKTON, USA – The 2021 Hyundai World Archery Championships are in Yankton, South Dakota, and are taking place from September 19-26, 2021.
The men’s recurve team will consist of the following athletes:

  • Andrew Azores (Mississauga, ON)
  • Eric Peters (Ottawa, ON)
  • Brandon Xuereb (Toronto, ON)

“As we are moving towards the Paris 2024 Olympics quickly and in less than 3 years, we are now providing an opportunity for a new team to emerge and those athletes who performed very well through our 2021 Tokyo Olympics Trials phase,” says Alan Brahmst, High Performance Advisor for Archery Canada.

“While Eric Peters has had very solid performances over the past 2 years, including a 9th place at the 2019 Worlds and 2 medals at the Pan American Games, he has only been part of the Senior team for 2 years. Andrew Azores & Brandon Xuereb were essentially tied for rank 5 & 6 coming out of our trials and have been consistently performing through this challenging 2021 season.”

“Andrew deserves and needs to gain some major senior competition experience now towards Paris; Brandon has worked diligently to be back at a level earning selection for the first time since 2018,” says Brahmst. “We have a good constellation here to go into Yankton and see what we can do.”
The women’s recurve team is composed of:

  • Stephanie Barrett (Mississauga, ON)
  • Virginie Chénier (Laval, QC)
  • Tania Edwards (Aurora, ON)

“Our women’s team is heading to Yankton with the objective of getting some good results and taking advantage of a relatively small competitor field with only 82 athletes and 20 teams,” says Brahmst. “While our men’s and women’s programs are at different stages, there is opportunity at these Worlds for both teams to do well, gain experience and compete at a high level against some of the top archers in the world.”

This will be Barrett’s first World Championships, but she has collected valuable international experience since representing Canada at the Pan Am Games in 2019, and most recently by competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Both Chenier and Edwards competed at the World Championships in 2019, but this will be the first time for the 3 of them to compete as a team at a major event.
Competition Schedule

  • September 20 – Official practice
  • September 21 – Qualification round
  • September 22 – Team, mixed team eliminations
  • September 23 – Team, mixed team eliminations
  • September 24 – Individual and team finals
  • September 25 – Finals compound
  • September 26 – Finals recurve