Archery World Cup finals to take place in Luzhniki

Archery World Cup finals to take place in Luzhniki
1 through 20 September, GUM (State Department Store) is to host an archery history exhibition.

This year, Moscow will join the list of cities organising the Archery World Cup: Medellin, Shanghai, Antalya and Berlin. The Moscow final will be the largest archery competition since the 1980 Summer Olympics. The opening ceremony will take place on 6 September at 12:00 pm on Luzhniki's Prestizhnaya Alley.

The competition will be held under the auspices of the International Archery Federation (World Archery). The World Cup Series has had 14 seasons. Last year, the finals took place in Samsun (Turkey).

The best archers of the world will take part in the finals in Moscow, with Russian athletes among them, including the current world champion Ksenia Perova. She also won a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics with Tuyana Dashidorzhieva and Inna Stepanova. In 2019, another Russian archer Natalya Avdeyeva became an individual winner of the world outdoor championship and European indoor championship, and the winner of the European games in mixed teams together with Anton Bulayev.

There will be classic and compound bow individual and team championships among men and women. Eight athletes are to compete in each category. Among mixed teams, there will be only the finals between the best foreign teams in the world ranking and Russian teams.

This year, Russia in the individual competition will be presented by Artyom Makhnenko, Ksenia Perova, Sayana Lee, Anton Bulayev and Natalya Avdeyeva, in team competitions we will see Erdem Irdyneyev and Yelena Osipova (classic bow), Pavel Krylov and Yelizaveta Knyazeva (compound bow).

On 1 September, an archery history exhibition is to open in GUM (State Department Store). Here you will view historical bows people used to shoot many years ago, medals and badges of different historical eras, rare posters and photos. The exhibition is to last until 20 September.

On 4 September at 07:00 pm, in GUM's centre, next to the fountain, a demonstration shooting is to start. Archers will shoot from the second floor bridges at apples and cherries. A mini-shooting gallery is to open for everyone. At 08:00 pm, GUM's showroom is to host the draw of the World Cup's participants.

On 6 and 7 September, men and women will take part in individual, team and mixed classic and compound bow competitions. On 7 September, at 07:00 pm, Luzhniki will host the closing and awarding ceremony.

Archery World Cup finals schedule

6 September:

— 12:00 pm — opening ceremony;

— 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm — final, compound bow (women);

— 03:30 pm – 04:00 pm — final, compound bow (mixed);

— 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm — final, compound bow (men);

— 07:00 pm – 07:30 pm — awarding ceremony.

7 September:

— 02:00 pm –03:30 pm — final, classic bow (women);

— 03:30 pm –04:00 pm — final, classic bow (mixed);

— 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm — final, classic bow (men);

— 07:00 pm –07:30 pm — closing and awarding ceremony.