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Tokyo 2020: men’s team

It’s early morning, and the opening men’s session gets underway, a little subdued. The USA are taking on France. After a dull warm-up of a first set, both sides are getting moving when Jean-Charles Valladont posts a six. Quizzical looks

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Interview: Park Sung-Hyun

The 2004 Olympic champion talks to Bow The greatest? Park Sung-Hyun once described her archery medals as “gifts I’ve received along with my coach… If anything, I think I’ve had more luck than other people.” But Sung-Hyun dominated archery in

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Tokyo 2020: women’s team

Was it ever in doubt? It was never in doubt. In the United Kingdom at least, shortly before the Olympics started the bookmakers were quoting odds of 4/5 that Korea would win the women’s team title, which now looks almost

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Tokyo 2020: mixed feelings

With the world’s sports press mostly stuck by government edict in Tokyo hotel rooms, there was a clear sense of relief when Friday eventually rolled around and competition started; the fears that the whole thing would somehow fall to pieces never

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GBR Olympic archery team – what’s on your bow?

James Woodgate Riser: Wiawis ATF-X. “It’s a good, solid, all-round riser I feel I can trust. I love the limb alignment adjustability – much better than shims.” Limbs: Wiawis MXT-10s in long; 42lb, drawing 47lb on the fingers. Sight: Axcel

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Tokyo 2020: it begins

Bow reports from Koto City. Tomorrow morning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin; the most beleaguered Olympics in living memory. Beseiged on all sides by coronavirus and a raft of associated issues, it has survived and emerged a year

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Archery clothing – looking back at London 2012

Specialist archery clothing? Bow looks at an almost brilliant idea from London 2012 It’s a curious fact that while archery bows and bow accessories have continually improved in myriad ways for decades – even if a lot of improvements in

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How to succeed in archery – having the Olympic mindset

What separates the good from the greatest – and how can you get there too. By Christopher Bruntsch  Let’s start with the basics; what are psychological skill techniques? A clinical definition is the constant practice of a specific psychological skill

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GBR: On the rise

Bow catches up with the Team GB Olympic archery squad as they prepare to compete on the biggest stage of all. For the first time since London 2012, Great Britain will be sending a full complement of six archers to

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Mybo’s 2021 Revolution compound bow put to the test

Duncan Busby tests out an innovative compound bow. Merlin Archery has a unique place in our sport’s history. For nearly 50 years, it has been championing, developing and manufacturing compound bows, taking the discipline from relative obscurity to one of

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