Update on NZOC selection for Paris 2024

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Update on NZOC selection for Paris 2024

Update on NZOC selection for Paris 2024

12 April, 2024

Archery NZ wishes to bring its membership up to date concerning the male and female quota places for the 2024 Paris Olympics won by New Zealand at the WAO CQT earlier in March.

On confirmation of the results of the CQT, World Archery wrote to the New Zealand Olympic Committee asking them to accept or decline the places. NZOC consulted with Archery NZ to determine which of our athletes on the NZOC long list have a pathway to meeting selection criteria. The criteria for selection include meeting the World Archery Minimum Qualifying Score and the NZOC requirement of achieving a top-16 finish at international tournaments, e.g. World Cups.

Among the women, Nuala Edmundson and Julia Harrison met the qualifying score but lacked a pathway to secure a top-16 finish, having opted to not enter World Cups this year, leading to NZOC's decision to decline the female quota place. Among the men, Finn Matheson has gained selection for World Cups 1,2 and 3 while Shaun Ryan and Ben McLean are not attending any World Cups this year so are unable to achieve a top-16 finish. Nuala, Julia, Ben and Shaun have spent many hours and have made significant financial sacrifices on their journey. We wish them well as they now set their sights on LA28.

As Finn continues to have a pathway to meet the selection criteria, the NZOC has provisionally accepted the male quota place, to be reviewed after World Cup 1 in Shanghai. Finn, we wish you all the best in Shanghai. It is a tough journey that you have chosen but we know you have plans in place to make it happen and to "Earn the Fern'.

NZOC notified World Archery of these decisions, resulting in the return of the female quota place. The Fiji Archery Association was offered the reallocated female quota based on the CQT event. They have accepted. We wish their nominated archer Chaandvi Prasad all the best in her quest for Olympic glory.