Marcus D'Almeida of Brazil topped men's recurve qualifying at the Pan American Archery Championships ©Getty Images

Qualification got proceedings underway today at the Pan and Parapan American Archery Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic places on offer at the tournament.

A busy day of action saw three tournament fields used as qualification was completed across 21 categories.

The men’s recurve discipline was topped by Brazil’s Marcus D’Almeida with 666 points, with the women’s recurve headed by Alejandra Valencia of Mexico with 654.

In the men’s compound discipline the top qualifier was Juan Fernando Bonilla of Colombia with 705 points, with the women’s compound standings headed by Sara Lopez of Colombia with 702.

Top qualifier in the men’s barebow was Fabian Manuel Leal of Mexico with 592 points, with the women’s barebow qualification topped by Fabienne Estrada of Spain with 494.

In the men’s open recurve, Samuel Molina of Mexico topped the standings with 622 points, while Fabiola Dergovics of Brazil was the top women’s open recurve qualifier with 594 points.

Qualification standings in the men’s open compound was led by Omar Echeverria of Mexico with 671 points, while the top qualifier in the women’s open compound was Mariana Elena Adelina Zuniga Varela of Chile with 668 points.

Sara Lopez of Colombia was the top qualifier in the women's compound discipline at the Pan American Archery Championships ©Getty Images
Sara Lopez of Colombia was the top qualifier in the women's compound discipline at the Pan American Archery Championships ©Getty Images

In the men’s W1 category, the top qualifier was Helcio Luiz Jaime Gomes Perilo of Brazil with 612 points, while the women’s W1 qualification was headed by Lisa Coryell of the United States.

In the women’s visually impaired category, the top qualifier was Misael Ruiz of Mexico with 120 points.

Team qualifications also took place today, with the men’s team recurve standings topped by Brazil with 1953 points, while Mexico topped qualification in the women’s team recurve with 1916, and the mixed team recurve standings were led by Colombia with 1306 points.   

Colombia dominated the team compound category qualifications, leading the men’s event with 2105 points, the women’s event with 2098 points and the mixed discipline with 1407 points.

The recurve mixed team open category was topped by Brazil with 1191 points, while the compound mixed team open qualification was headed by Mexico with 1323 points.

Individual and team competitions are scheduled to begin tomorrow, with the first medals set to be decided in three team disciplines – the compound mixed team open, the recurve mixed team open and the recurve mixed team.