Home archer Lisa Barbelin helped the French women earn recurve team bronze at the Archery World Cup in Paris ©Getty Images

France collected bronze medals in the recurve men’s, recurve women’s and compound men’s team events in the third stage of the Archery World Cup in Paris today, with The Netherlands claiming third place in the compound women’s team event.

Thomas Chirault, Pierre Plihon and Jean-Charles Valladont made their second consecutive podium appearance at the Charléty Stadium by beating Malaysia in the recurve men’s team competition.

The trio also took bronze - as well as the last men's team quota place for the rearranged Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 - when the venue held the final qualifying event last weekend.

"“It’s a great pleasure, even if there weren't too many spectators because of COVID and so on," Plihon said.

"It’s been a while since we got a medal with this team.

"We have struggled all the season and managed to make it on the podium twice in a row.

"It helps to build confidence ahead of the Olympics."

The team trailed Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Muhamad Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli 3-1 after two sets, but they responded to earn a 5-3 victory.

Tokyo 2020-bound Lisa Barbelin led the French women to the recurve bronze medal.

The world number one combined with Audrey Adiceom and Angeline Cohnedet to defeat Karyna Dziominskaya, Karyna Kazlouskaya and Hanna Marusava of Belarus  5-3 having lost to India in the semi-finals.

Jean Philippe Boulch, Nicolas Girard and Adrien Gontier beat Italy in a highly competitive compound men’s team bronze medal match.

Italy’s Marco Bruno, Sergio Pagni and Federicao Pagnoni held a one-point advantage entering the fourth end but shot a 56 to allow France, who scored a 59, to secure a 232-230 victory.

The Dutch trio of Jody Vermeulen, Sanne de Laat and Martine Stas-Couwenberg beat Italy 232-226 to win the compound women’s team bronze.

Competition is due to continue in Paris tomorrow with the penultimate day of competition, including the compound finals.

Four compound men and three compound women have secured qualification for the Archery World Cup Final as points qualifiers.

The remaining places are set to be decided after tomorrow’s final fours in the individual competition.

Kris Schaff of the United States, Federico Pagnoni of Italy, Adrien Gontier of France and Mathias Fullerton of Denmark are confirmed for the men’s event.

Paige Pearce of the United States, Andrea Becerra of Mexico and Toja Ellison of Slovenia make the women’s line-up.

Two more men’s and two women’s slots are also scheduled to be decided tomorrow.