Archery star Milne on target for Paris Paralympic medal

Australian para-archer Jonathon Milne is in the frame to increase his Paralympics medal haul, coach Ricci Cheah says.

Milne headlines a six-strong Australian squad, announced on Friday, to represent the nation at the upcoming Paris Games starting in late July - the largest team since 1984.

Australia had secured seven quota spots for the Games, but reigning W1 men's world champion Christopher Davis was forced to withdraw after undergoing shoulder surgery.

National para-archery coach Cheah is backing Milne, who will compete in his third Paralympics, to secure another podium finish in the absence of Davis.

Milne ended Australia's four-decade podium drought in 2016, winning bronze at the Rio Paralympics.

Australia's previous medals were won in 1968, with Tony South and Allan Conn both claiming gold.

"Jono will be a pretty good medal chance because the way that he is shooting currently places him in the top percentile," Cheah said.

"He needs to be able to replicate what he's doing here at home. If he can catch a lucky break, if it's his day, then that's a medal chance for sure."

Cheah also remains bullish about Australia's chances for a team medal with the compound and recurve bows.

Former canoeist Melissa Tanner and Ameera Lee are among the athletes set to debut in Paris, alongside Rio para-canoe silver medallist Amanda Jennings and Tokyo Paralympian Taymon Kenton-Smith.

Jennings, a two-time Paralympian, made the jump to archery after the Tokyo Games.

"In the compound, Jono with either Ameera or Mel will be a good chance for a team medal," Cheah said.

"In the mixed teams for recurve, there's a good chance of getting to the quarter-finals or even semis, but both AJ and Taymon need to shoot well."