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Archery WA Final Olympic Games Qualifier 2021



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Unless there is some miracle, it will be the first time Greece is not represented in archery at the Olympics since 1996.

 

It's already going to be the first time since 1964 that we won't be represented in weightlifting, and first time since 1984 that we won't be represented in rhythmic gymnastics.

 

Not to mention our men's water polo team almost didn't qualify for the first time since 1976. So embarrassing to see our decline.

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9 minutes ago, Makedonas said:

Unless there is some miracle, it will be the first time Greece is not represented in archery at the Olympics since 1996.

 

It's already going to be the first time since 1964 that we won't be represented in weightlifting, and first time since 1984 that we won't be represented in rhythmic gymnastics.

 

Not to mention our men's water polo team almost didn't qualify for the first time since 1976. So embarrassing to see our decline.

Archery is unpredictable but greece is quite a lot away from the best sadly. Even Phillipines and Mongolia are better. Funding issues?

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22 minutes ago, Fly_like_a_don said:

Archery is unpredictable but greece is quite a lot away from the best sadly. Even Phillipines and Mongolia are better. Funding issues?

Probably funding issues but also a lack of interest in the sport. Our legend Evangelia Psarra competed at the last 5 Olympics, however she has regressed a lot as she is getting older so I don't expect her to qualify this time around. And there's really no one else after her it seems. We had a girl at the 2010 Youth Olympics who won a medal in a mixed team event, but she seems to have disappeared.

 

Aside from Psarra, Elpida Romantzi is our only archer to have qualified for the Olympics in recent memory (excluding Athens 2004 of course). Romantzi reached the round of 16 in Beijing and seems to have retired after. A shame because she was only 27 years old in Beijing. Psarra competed in Rio at age 42. Romantzi is 39 now, turning 40 next month.

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19 minutes ago, Jur said:

Nevermind, I already found the entry list: https://www.ianseo.net/TourData/2021/8757/ENC.php

 

For the Oceanian Continental, only :AUS from Oceania is there (2 women). So the women's quota is for them, but what about the men's one??

Wasn't there a rule a min. Number of countries has to compete? 

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Wow, incredible that we aren't sending anyone. We just sent a full team to the European qualifiers. Sad that Psarra isn't getting one last chance to make it to her sixth consecutive Olympics. She had only a very small chance anyways, but after this it seems like Greek archery is dead. This is the final nail in the coffin. A shame because I actually like the sport :cry:

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