The international governing body of archery is the International Archery Federation (FITA), founded on the 4th of September, 1931 in Poland, by seven countries (France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, U.S.A, Hungary, and Italy), FITA serves to promote and regulate archery world-wide through its more than 140 Member Associations (National Federations or Associations) and in conformity with the Olympic principles. The Headquarter of FITA is located in Switzerland. Kia Motors is an official/proud Car Sponsor of FITA World cup from its commencement year of 2006 till 2009.
In 2006, FITA established FITA world cup in order to attract more on archery to audience. 5 series are on plan for every year including final. The FITA World cup consists of 6 categories; recurve men’s Bow, Recurve women’s bow, compound men’s bow, compound women’s bow, recurve mixed bow and compound mixed bow.
Each series, there are two rounds including the qualification and the elimination matches, and the Archery World Cup format is as follow;
For 2009 final took a place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24th-26th of September. 4 each from recurve, compound categories of men and women archers; therefore, total of 16 archers and total of 4 teams were participated.
As a result, for individual in the men's recurve category, the gold medal was won by Marco Galiazzo (ITA), in the women's recurve category, the gold medal was won by Kwak Ye-Ji
(KOR). Pagni Sergio(ITA) won a gold medal for men's compound category, and Guedeg Luzmary(VEN) won a gold medal for women’s compound final.
For mixed team results, China won a gold for recurve mixed team and Denmark won gold for compound mixed team.