Archery was recognized by FISU in 1996. It was an optional discipline in six University Games and in the last 4 editions and, for the first time in Naples, it will become part of the mandatory sports, demonstrating the great growth of the sport. There will be individual and team competitions (men’s, women’s and mixed) both in the compound and in the recurve.
South Korea ruled the last edition in Taipei, winning 8 of the 10 disciplines, missing the gold medal only in the compound team competition and in that individual women’s recurve. In general, South Korea has ruled all the six previous editions, winning over 30 golds in total.