Lockdown Knockout recurve archery event to be held in June 2020May 28, 2020
World Archery has announced that it will continue its Lockdown Knockout remote international event with recurve competitions to be staged in June. Eight world-class recurve archers will be invited to compete in the tournament, which will start its qualification on June 5-8 with matches following on June 13-21. Four men and the four women archers will be placed in separate brackets, which means the final will be between a man and a woman.
The concept was launched in May with a compound competition. It generated more than 4.5 million impressions on social media and record engagement. It was also featured on national television news in countries including Colombia, the Netherlands and Japan. Colombia’s Sara Lopez had defeated Anders Faugstad of Norway in the final of the compound competition, marking an important milestone in mixed-gender matchplay. IANS