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Archery is a sport that make use of a bow to shoot arrows. Historically it has been used in hunting and combat and now it has become a precision sport. A person who practices archery is called an archer, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.

Modern competitive target archery is usually governed by the International Archery Federation, or FITA (Fdration Internationale de Tir l'Arc). Olympic rules are derived from FITA rules. There are non-FITA rules as well.

Arrows are generally made of solid wood, fiberglass, aluminum alloy tubing, or carbon fiber shafts
  • Wooden arrows are prone to warping, and they are not easily straightened.
  • Fiberglass arrows are very brittle, but are more easily produced to uniform specifications.
  • Aluminum shafts were popular high-performance choice in the later half of the 20th century because of their light weight, and subsequently higher speed and flatter trajectories.
  • Aluminum shafts were more easily straightened when bent, but are susceptible to being "robin hooded" if one arrow hit the back of another precisely.
  • Archery dates back 5,000 years.
  • The bow originated for use in hunting and was then adopted as a tool of warfare.
  • Archery was highly developed in Asian countries and in the Islamic world.
  • Archery is the national sport of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • Broadhead Round - It features archers shooting broadhead-tipped arrows through various single-sheet, 2-D cardboard cutouts of animals being hung between two wooden poles, strung in the air by bendable wire, with a large dirt mound behind it as a backstop.
  • Bionic Buck - It features archers attempting to shoot through a small hole (varies from two to four inches in diameter) in the kill area of a cast iron steel deer target.
  • Darts - It is like a big darts game, at a greater distance and using a proportional sectorized target.
  • Golf Archery - It is a variation of clout archery that uses the same rules and field as the classic golf, except the ball replaced by an arrow and the clubs replaced by a bow.
  • Night Shooting - It consists of archers going out on a short, one round course using flashlights to light their way through the course and use the lights to shine the targets which often have reflective tape or paint on them.
    • Monster Shoot
    • Racoon Shoot
  • Padded Arrow Sport - In this actual bow and arrow is used with the arrows head wrapped in open-cell foam padding to make it a 'safety arrow.'
  • Running Buck - The goal here is simply to hit a moving 3D animal target.
  • Turkey Tester - It is a contest to see who can take the head off the trget, a durafoam 3-D target with a detachable head on its body.
  • Target points - Bullet-shaped with a sharp point.
  • Field tips - Distinct shoulder, so that missed shots out of doors and do not become as stuck in obstacles such as tree stumps.
  • Broadhead - Have two to four razor sharp blades that cause massive bleeding.
  • Blunts - Used for types of target shooting when the goal is to knock something over, not penetrate it.
Asian Games 2010
  • Bronze in archery
    Indian archers bagged a bronze medal in 16th Asian Games 2010 at Guangzhou, China. The trio of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar missed out on the gold medal match by loosing to Korea but managed to sneak through in the bronze medal game.
  • Women Archers bring bronze
    Indian women archers confirmed a bronze in the team event at 16th Asias in Guangzhou. The Indian trio of Dola Banerjee, Deepika Kumari and Rimil Buriuly missed out a shot at the gold medal after loosing to world number one South Korea in the semifinals.
Top Player in Archery
Dola Banerjee Dola Banerjee (India)
Dola Banerjee was born on the 2nd of June 1980 at Baranagar, near Kolkata, West Bengal. Her parents Ashok Banerjee and Kalpana Banerjee made her reive her scooling at Baranagar Rajkumari Memorial Girls High School. She joined the Baranagar Archery Club at the age of just 9 years. read more...

CWG 2010 Archery Results
Event Category Results
Women's Compound Team Gold -England
Silver - Canada
Bronze - India
Men's Compound Team Gold -India
Silver - England
Bronze - South Africa
Women's Recurve Team Gold -India
Silver - England
Bronze -Canada
Men's Recurve Team Gold -Australia
Silver -Malaysia
Bronze - India
Women's Compound Individual Gold -England
Silver - Canada
Bronze -Australia
Men's Compound Individual Gold -England
Silver England
Bronze -South Africa
Women's Recurve Individual Gold -India
Silver England
Bronze -India
Men's Recurve Individual Gold -India
Silver Canada
Bronze -India

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