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How To Win The Olympics: Jay Barrs

Mimi Landström Jay Barrs, the 1988 Olympic Champion in Seoul was the last champion to win shooting against the field. The 1988 Olympics was the last Games before the introduction of head-to-head elimination matches. The Games were very different to

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Tokyo 2020 is dead. Long live Tokyo 2021.

“The one thing that brings the world together is the Olympics.” said two-time archery Olympian, and three-time Olympic medalist Brady Ellison, of the USA. “It just sucks all around no matter how you look at things. I really hope they

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Archery’s Olympic profile increases at Dakar Games 2022

The number of archers that will compete at the next Youth Olympic Games is set to increase by 50% to a total of 96. Held in Senegal, Dakar 2022 will make history as the first Olympic event to take place

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2019: Asian Championships

You thought the outdoor season was over? One tournament was left: the Asian Archery Championships. This and its corresponding para tournament, which wrapped up in October, were also qualifiers for Tokyo next year. With many of the highest-ranked archery nations

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Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

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Compound in the Olympics: will it ever happen?

Will we see compound archery in the Olympics, and if so when? It is a common question in archery circles, and is entirely understandable from the perspective of compound shooters that see almost all modern competitions allowing multiple bowstyles. Yet

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What’s up with Korea?

The disaster for the Korean squad in Den Bosch had been on the cards for a while. While everyone involved in archery, and many in the wider world of sport, knows about the dominance of South Korean recurve teams, especially

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The rise and rise of Casey Kaufhold

Still only 15, the USA’s newest star talks to Bow… At the start of 2018, in the U.S. National Indoor Championships, at just 13 years old, Kaufhold destroyed the senior, junior and cadet national records with a score of 1162

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Bow proposes: a radical audience-grabbing idea!

Occasionally here at Bow International, we like to do a bit of blue sky thinking about the future of the sport… There has been speculation for many years about how archery could develop new formats, usually with the goal of

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Roma Archery Trophy 2018

A wide open field in the Eternal City. They expected 500. They got just over 648. The inaugural Roma Archery Trophy was a success. A major indoor event in Rome had been on the cards for a while for Fitarco,

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