Teams from 38 countries lined up for the start of the 27th World Archery Championships in Grenoble, France, on Tuesday (24 July).
CU Contest sign
MV Team from Austria parade and applauded (2 shots)
SV Danish team watched by crowd (2 shots)
SV Spanish team
SV U.S. competitors
MV Finnish team and section of crowd (2 shots)
MV British team
SV TILT DOWN Dutch team
MV French team as crowd looks on (2 shots)
MV Flag raising ceremony (2 shots)
MV & SV PAN Archers preparing for practice (2 shots)
CU TILT UP Dutch archer
SV ZOOM IN Austrian competitors practicing
CU Archers practicing (2 shots)
CU TILT UP U.S. competitor practicing
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SPORT - WORLD ARCHING CHAMPIONSHIP
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Background: Teams from 38 countries lined up for the start of the 27th World Archery Championships in Grenoble, France, on Tuesday (24 July). During the remainder of the week, a total of 200 top international archers will be computing for world titles.
Though the United States team is without their Olympic champion John Williams -- he failed the selection trials -- they still field one of the strongest challenges. The women's Munich gold medallist Doreen Wilber is there, and the Americans even included the two youngest competitors -- 13-year-old Jody Crowl from Pennsylvania and 16-year-old Darrell Pace from Cincinnati.
In the absence of John Williams, Munich runner-up Gunnar Jervill of Sweden is among the favourites for the men's title. He's current European champion.