Olympic Archery – Equipment, Bows, Targets, and Distance

Since the dawn of time, humans have been using bows and arrows to hunt animals so that they could ensure their own survival. The first bow and arrow may have been made from stick, bone, and string, but modern-day bow and arrows seem like a completely different beast altogether. They have been carefully crafted and designed to provide accurate and consistent shots for their users. For hunting, archers have benefited from the innovations in bow making by having bows that can shoot faster and hit harder, ensuring that they are killing animals in the most humane and efficient manner possible. However, today we will take a look at the world of Olympic archery, where athletes shoot at targets, rather than hunters at animals.  How did Olympic archery come to be? What equipment helps make archers so accurate? We’ll answer this and some other common questions and misconceptions people have about Olympic archery.

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