Bet You Didn’t Know: 10 Facts About Archery
Whether you are a beginner or you have more years of experience in Archery, there are probably still some things that you do not know about this hunting style turned sport.
With the sudden comeback of archery from being almost forgotten, it is but fair to continue refreshing the minds of interested people about how Archery came into existence.
Hence, here are ten things about archery that most people might have missed out knowing about it.
1. The cutting edge Olympic recurve bow may look very techie and futuristic. However it is really taken after a bow that began existing for more than 3500 years ago (1500 BC)!
2. A bowman or archer is also called a toxophilite. People rarely use this term to identify archers because many do not know that this actually is a Greek word that means “lover of bows”
3. Amid the Middle Ages, a gifted long-bowman could discharge between 10-12 bolts in a minute. That means he draws an arrow every five to six seconds!
4. Archery is the national game of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
5. To get inside of the ‘gold ring’, Olympic toxophilite must have the capacity to hit an objective the size of a mug coaster from a distance of seven bus lengths!
6. Five-time US Olympic archery champion Khatuna Lorig prepared Jennifer Lawrence for the Hunger Games movies. However, J.Law is not the only Hollywood star capable of handling a bow and arrow. Apparently, Geena Davis from the show Thelma and Louise, passed up a great opportunity for making the US Olympic bows and arrows group in 2000, setting 24th out of 300!
7. Toxophilism or Archery, was the main game that ladies could tune in, when they were initially permitted to contend in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.
8. South Korea has (in this way) won the most gold medals in Olympic archery with a great pull of 19.
9. One of England’s most noteworthy triumphs was a direct result of the aptitude of its long-bowmen. Amid the Battle of Crecy in 1346, they murdered right around 2000 French knights and officers. The English lost only 50 men.
10. At different times in Britain’s history, rulers have banned any semblance of football, bowls and, even golf, on the grounds that men were playing these games instead of honing archery skills in their extra time. Truth be told, amid the rule of Henry VIII, each man in the nation needed to “Practice at the Butts” after going to mass on Sundays to sharpen their bows and arrows skills.
There are more fun things about archery that are not yet known by many, and these are just some of those.
If you plan to take on this sport, you have learn everything there is to learn about it. This can help you get a holistic grasp of the sport and make people appreciate it all the more.