Dubai has been named as host of the 2021 World Archery Para Championships, after the bid was approved by World Archery’s Executive Board via postal vote.
The Championships will be held at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, which has now hosted five successful editions of the annual Fazza Para-archery World Ranking Tournament.
It is a purpose-built accessible venue, specifically designed for athletes with an impairment and a regular host of international events for a variety of sports.
The official hotel, rest and dining, medical and event management areas are all on-site.
World Archery’s Secretary General Tom Dielen said: “Dubai is the perfect host for our next World Championships. The venue is purpose-built for Para-athletes and located in one of the most accessible cities in the world.
“The Fazza Para-archery World Ranking Tournament is well-run and popular among national teams. We’re excited to host these Championships in a venue that has invested in Para-sport in the long-term and allow us to build on the attention given to our Para-athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.”
The 2023 World Archery Para Championships have already been awarded to Pilsen in the Czech Republic.
By Chris Wells, World Archery