Archery is a Commonwealth Games Australia Associate Member.
Associate Members include sports not currently on the Commonwealth Games sport programme, but may be in future.
Archery has featured twice on the Commonwealth Games sport programme, firstly at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia and the last time at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
For the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Archery made its long-awaited return to the Games, offering six new events: men’s and women’s team recurve event, a men’s and women’s team compound event and a men’s and women’s individual compound event.
The revamped competition attracted 140 competitors from 24 nations, with Australia sending an equal competition high team of 12 athletes who managed to secure two medals.
In the men’s individual recurve, Gray narrowly missed out on winning a bronze medal, finishing fourth. Likewise, the men’s individual compound team, featuring Patrick Coghlan, Clint Freeman and Robert Timms fell agonisingly short of a bronze medal after falling to South Africa 234-232 in the bronze medal playoff.
Archery is an optional sport meaning the Games host country can decide whether to include it on the sport programme or not.
The governing body for Archery in Australia is Archery Australia.
October 9, 2020
The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games welcomed back archers and their bow and quivers to the athletes’ village when the sport made its second appearance at the Commonwealth Games.