SANAA OUTDOOR / INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS)
In the outdoor competition, you typically have to shoot much longer distances (30m to 90m) and depending on the format of the competition, your Qualification day(s) may be at a single distance or multiple distances per day.
In the Qualification Round, the athletes shoot 36 arrows at each of the following distances:
Men: 90, 70, 50 and 30 metres
Women: 70, 60, 50 and 30 metres
This means that, in total, 144 arrows are shot. This round is shot during the first 2 days of competition to select the top 128 men and top 128 women in each division and the top 16 men’s and women’s team in each division. At the 2 long distances (90m and 70m for men, 70m and 60m for women), each archer will shoot each end of 6 arrows within 4 minutes on a 122cm face.
At the short distances (50m and 30m), each archer will shoot 3 arrows in 2 minutes on an 80cm face. The top 128 men and top 128 women in each division of the qualification round will proceed to the Elimination Rounds.
In the Elimination and Final Rounds the archers will be placed on a single Elimination according to their placing in the Qualification Round. From this stage on, the only distance is 70 metres (Recurve) and 50m (Compound) for both men and women. The archers shoot 4 ends of 3 arrows or 2 ends of 6 arrows, a total of 12 arrows on a 122cm face.
The time limits are 2 minutes for the 3-arrow ends or 4 minutes for the 6 arrow ends.
The eight winning archers will go on to the quarter-finals. Each athlete will have a separate target and will shoot 4 ends of 3 arrows (12 arrows) per match. All finals matches will be shot with the archers alternating their shots. Each archer will have up to 30 seconds to shoot one arrow when alternating.
Both Compound and Recurve archers have the full 10 ring to score 10 points. Scoring goes down to 1 and misses are indicated.
Targets used are the FITA outdoor target for archery competitions and is presented in two sizes, 80cm and 122cm. The archers shoot at 60-90meters on a 122 cm target and at 30-50meters a 80 cm target.
The 80cm, has an 8cm gold-ring (4cm for 10-ring)
The 122cm has a 12cm gold-ring (6cm for 10-ring)