World Archery has derecognised the Mexican Archery Federation ©Getty Images

World Archery has removed its recognition of the Mexican Archery Federation in response to the outcome of a judicial case against its former President Efi Sanchez, who has been jailed for misuse of public funds.

The global governing body sent an official notice to Mexico's Sports Minister Ana Guevara and the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE).

Derecognition means that the National Federation is no longer eligible to receive any funding from CONADE and the establishment of a new organisation "that fully complies with the principles of good governance" is required.

In the meantime, World Archery has recommended creating two committees to manage the sport in Mexico.

An operations committee consisting of former athletes, current technical staff and a CONADE representative is set to manage the budget for the national team, run selection processes and administer entries to international tournaments.

This means that Mexican athletes will still be able to participate at major events, including the campaign for Olympic qualification which starts next year.

A new organisation is set to be established to replace the Mexican Archery Federation ©Getty Images
A new organisation is set to be established to replace the Mexican Archery Federation ©Getty Images

A transition committee comprised of representatives from CONADE, World Archery, World Archery Americas, the Mexican Olympic Committee and the country's national team is set to come together to form a new National Federation for archery in Mexico.

It is due to draft the organisation's constitution and inaugural strategic plan, and hold its first General Assembly, at which elections will take place.

World Archery will approve the compositions of both committees following proposals by CONADE, if it sees fit.

Mexico has been successful on the international stage in archery over the last decade.

The country has won three Olympic medals since London 2012 and topped the medals table at the most recent Pan American Archery Championships in Chile after winning six titles out of a possible 10.

It also hosted the final of the 2022 Archery World Cup in Tlaxcala in October.