Three nations qualified to the Olympics at the 2016 Oceania Continental Qualification Tournament. The two highest ranked nations qualified to the Olympics. The Oceania Continental Qualification Tournament was part of a larger event which included the Oceania Senior and Youth Championship and Oceania Commonwealth Championship. The event was held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga from April 8th to April 16th 2016.
While detailed results remain unavailable we do know which athletes won their nations quotas. In the women’s individual recurve it was an Australian sweep with Semra Ferguson winning the overall title. The second quota went to fourth place finisher and 2014 Youth Olympian Lusi Tatafu of Tonga.
With Australia already qualifying a men’s team quota from the 2015 World Championship they were not eligible to participate in this event. The winner of the event was 2012 Olympian Robert Elder of Fiji where he defeated Tonga’s Siosifa Taumoepeau in the final. Taumoepeau also qualified his nation to the Olympics.
There will be one more opportunity for nations in Oceania to qualify both an individual and team quota to the Olympics. It will be at the final qualification tournament due to be held in the coming months.
Quotas by Nations
- Tonga – 2
- Australia – 1
- Fiji – 1
- WorldArchery. Tonga, Fiji and Australia add Olympic places at Oceania qualifier. Access on April 15 2016.