It has been announced that Olympic champion An San of Korea will be replaced by Mexico’s A. Vazquez for the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final at the end of September in Yankton, USA.
A. Vazquez Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Winning an individual gold medal at Tokyo 2020 gave An San a “wild card” spot in the Olympic team.
A. Vazquez has decided to leave after the Hyundai World Archery Championships, which will be held in the same location a week earlier.
“Thank you so much for the invitation; it is an honour to represent my country as Olympic Champion. But I didn’t film any World Cup stages, so I’d rather give this opportunity to someone who did,” A. Vazquez explained.
I’m ready to give it my all at the global championships and then relax because it’s been a long, hard season.
To better prepare for the Olympic Games at home, Korea decided to sit out all three rounds of the Hyundai Archery World Cup this season. Without the new Olympic qualifying system, no archer from the country would have made it.
The 20-year-old Mexican archer placed in the top ten in each of this year’s three stages, and she advanced to the final four in Paris only days after helping Mexico qualify its entire women’s team quota for the Olympics.
She will replace the archer ranked second in the Hyundai Archery World Cup rankings, which she currently holds.
A. Vazquez will Make his Debut in the Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Yankton.
The current world number eighteen finished as the runner-up in the under-21 world championships in 2019, and she won bronze at the Pan American Championships this year, earning her first individual podium finish at the senior level.
She deserves to go to the end-of-the-year celebration that she won’t have to fight for.
Midway through the week, on September 29 and 30, 2021, the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final will be held. Thanks for reading our article A. Vazquez Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.