The Bangkok 2023 Asian Archery Championships wrapped on Thursday, awarding Olympic team spots to Kazakhstan’s men and Korea’s women as well as crowning continental champions for the next two years. The results also meant that individual men’s and women’s Olympic spots also went to Indonesia, plus a single women’s spot to Chinese Taipei.
This two-day, recurve-only tournament, held at the same venue, offers another chance for individual Olympic qualification for two men and two women.
The invitation list, however, is very strict – it’s only open to Asian countries that currently have no athletes in their gender category qualified for Paris. (So, for example, the Kazakhstan women’s team are competing, but not the men’s team – as they won spots on Thursday.)
The rules are simple – the top two athletes, in men’s and women’s individual competition, get an Olympic spot. So if you make the final, you get the ticket.
However, only one spot is permitted per country, so if two athletes make the final from the same country, the bronze medallist will qualify, and so on.