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Fascinating Facts about Archery

July 20, 2018

 

Hey FC Archers,

* Reminder that FightClub is closed for the month of August for the rest of the summer break *

 

Some fascinating facts about Archery…

1. The modern Olympic recurve bow may look hi-tech, but it is actually based on a design that originated over 3500 years ago (1500 BC)!

2. An archer can also be referred to as a toxophilite (although they rarely are!). The word comes from two Greek words that together mean ‘lover of the bow’.

3. Archery is the national sport of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

4. Archery was the only sport that women could take part in, when they were first allowed to compete in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

5. South Korea has (so far) won the most gold medals in Olympic archery with an impressive haul of 19.

 

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