FOUR Filipino archers will be in the World Cup this week in Antalya, Turkey, seeking Olympic qualifying berths to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
The four hopefuls include London Olympic veteran Rachelle dela Cruz, Youth Olympic Games mixed doubles’ gold medal winner Gabriel Moreno, 2015 World Cup ninth placer Kareel Hongitan and veteran Florante Matan.
Over 400 archers from all over the world are seeking to avail of the over 24 berths at stake in Turkey.
This includes six individual categories, three in the men’s division and another three in the women’s side.
Organizers are also offering six more tripartite or universality slots to complete the total number of 128 archers who can see action in Rio.
A total of 98 Olympic berths have been distributed in last year’s World Championships in Denmark and in different Continental Qualifiers.
Quota places have already been given to archers in the United States, Italy, China, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Netherlands and Spain.
In the women’s side, India already has qualifiers, along with South Korea, Russia, Colombia, Georgia and China.