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No championship can be held without them because they carefully monitor the competition for the treasured trophies and medals to be conducted according to all the rules. Moreover, the final result of an athlete sometimes depends on their competent decision. Of course, we mean judges. The chief judge of the Field division Pavel Kaszonyi is speaking about the features of work, training, responsibility in decision-making.


The 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions has set a record. About 400 crossbow shooters from 33 countries all over the world came to the picturesque banks of the Russian river Volga, to Ulyanovsk, and the competitions themselves have become a real holiday of sport and strong international friendship. Apart from the countries that traditionally take part in the IAU events, crossbow shooters from Brazil, Cuba, Poland, Belarus, India, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Israel, Kazakhstan and even Burkina Faso participated in the championship. Here are some of the guests’ impressions.


The 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Field” and “Match” divisions, that took place in Ulyanovsk on August 12-19, has become a real crossbow holiday. The main crossbow event of the year brought all the participants and guests of the competitions unforgettable emotions. We suggest you enjoying the highlights once again! All the episodes of the Diaries of the 20th World Crossbow Championship are available in the gallery section of our website. English subtitles may be added in the settings of each video. Enjoy the diaries!


Valentina Protasova, the winner of two gold medals in the individual and team classification in Match division, shared her impressions of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in Ulyanovsk. Read about a bright victory, friendship and further sports plans of the world champion in an exclusive interview specially for www.iau-crossbow.org


The winner of two gold and one silver medals in the categories “Absolute Women 35 m”, “Women Team” and “Final Women” accordingly. Mihaela Oborovecki speaks about her love for crossbow shooting, victories, new friends and impressions in an exclusive interview.


The best moments of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions. The other day the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Field” and “Match” divisions has finished in Ulyanovsk. Enjoy the highlights of the Championship!