World Grand Prix
2020 World Grand Prix
The 2020 World Grand Prix was the IHAA's response to the challenge of continuing international competition during the Coronavirus pandemic. It ran as a worldwide virtual competition between July and October 2020. By the end of the event, 245 competitors had galloped along more than 4000km of competition track during 78 local competitions.
31 teams from 21 countries took part. Of these, 6 were junior teams (aged 17 or younger), and 4 were youth teams (aged 21 or younger). An iHBA (para) team, with riders from 4 different nations, participated too, in the Open category.
Teams which participated in the 2020wGP: Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and USA.
The wGP is a team competition. Each team had to consist of between 5 and 9 competitors which were selected by their national governing body and the team was required to return 9 sets of scores (therefore teams of fewer than 9 riders would have some individuals compete twice). Each rider will compete in 3 events: the Tower-90, Raid 2-3-3 and an exciting new track, the Skirmish-90. Scores from each person contribute to the team total.
Through the competition a social media event page containing rider biographies, photos, videos and livestreaming allowed the whole international horseback archery community to get behind the competitors and to be engaged with the event. Search on Facebook for #2020wGP
Congratulations to the winning teams:
1st Poland, 2nd Turkey, 3rd Mongolia
1st Hungary Young Riders, 2nd USA YR & Jnrs, 3rd Netherlands YR & Jnrs
1st Sweden Juniors, 2nd France Juniors, 3rd Turkey Juniors
Overall top placed team
Hungary Young Riders
Archers: Krisztián Benyó, Dorottya Fehér, Ágnes Maucha, Levente Maucha, Botond Molnár, Levente Zatykó
Horses: Batukén, Centúrió, Herceg, Izmos, Szellő
Click here to view the wGP video which conveys all the excitement of the competition and its global reach.
The IHAA has yet to decide whether the wGP will be a one off event or will be continued in future years.
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