Archery is one of the optional Commonwealth Games sports. It was first on the program in 1982 in Brisbane and then again appeared in 2010 in Delhi India. In 1982, only men’s and women’s recurve event were included. In 2010, recurve and compound events were on the program.
In 2022, although the Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham in the UK, a Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships was planned to be held in Chandigarh in India, though this event was later canceled due to the pandemic.
What is it?
Modern archery is very scientific in its approach, but it still relies on athletes having confidence in their own instincts - it is a tough sport both in terms of technique, discipline and mental resolve. Archers also need a high degree of fitness to allow them to shoot with greater intensity and frequency during training.
- Results MEN: 1st Mark Blenkarne ENG, 2nd Roger Lemay CAN, 3rd Michael Coen AUS.
- Results WOMEN: 1st Neroli Fairhall NZL, 2nd Janet Yates NIR, 3rd Lucille Lemay CAN.
In 2010 there were both men's and women's archery events, held at two venues: the I. G. Indoor Stadium Complex and India Gate / Red Fort. There were eight gold medals up for grabs, four events each for Men and Women (team and individual, compound and recurve).
- Recurve individual : 1st Rahul Banerjee India (IND), 2nd Jason Lyon Canada (CAN), 3rd Jayanta Talukdar India (IND)
- Compound individual : 1st Duncan Busby England (ENG), 2nd Christopher White England (ENG), 3rd Septimus Cilliers South Africa (RSA)
- Recurve team : 1st Australia, 2nd Malaysia, 3rd India
- Compound team : 1st England, 2nd India, 3rd South Africa
- Recurve individual : 1st Deepika Kumari India (IND), 2nd Alison Williamson England (ENG) Dola Banerjee India (IND)
- Compound individual : 1st Nicky Hunt England (ENG), 2nd Doris Jones Canada (CAN), 3rd Cassie McCall Australia (AUS)
- Recurve team : 1st India, 2nd England, 3rd Canada
- Compound team : 1st England, 2nd Canada, 3rd India