SPORTS

ARCHERY

Archery is truly one of the world’s oldest and most ancient sports. It is closely linked to the development of civilization and as a cultural advance, comparable to the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel. While Archery competitions date back to 1200 BC, it first appeared in the Olympic Games of 1900. Archery was the only sport contested in the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948, which was the first organized competition for wheelchair athletes and the inspiration for the Paralympic movement. Male and female Archers compete in two primary categories based upon bow type (recurve or compound) and shoot varying distances based upon their age and physical challenge(s).

EQUIPMENT

  • Bow (Recurve or Compound) including Bow String
  • Arrows (1 doz. required for competition)
  • Quiver
  • Finger Tab; Mouth Tab; Shoulder or Mechanical Release
  • Arm Guard