Are you a fan of archery? Then you might really dig this bow and arrow weaponry drawing doodle! Bow and arrow hunting (also known as archery) was invented by early modern humans in Africa, possibly as early as 71,000 years ago. An avid or professional archer is often called toxophilite or marksman.
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Step By Step Art Guide: Archery Bow & Arrow for Kids
Fun Facts About Bow & Arrow (Archery)
- South Korea has won the most Olympic gold medals in archery of any country so far.
- Eliza Pollock is the oldest female Olympic medalist ever. At the age of 63, she won gold and two bronze medals in archery at the 1904 Olympic Games.
- Bhutanese archery is such a common sport that nearly every village has its archery range.
- An upshot is called the final arrow shot in an archery competition.
- The first English book on archery was written by Roger Ascham. The name of the poem is “Toxophilus,” and it was written in 1545.
- William Shatner (Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) is an avid archer.
- If an archer’s arrow hits the target but falls off or bounces during the competition, the archer raises a flag to warn the judges. If the mark left by the arrowhead on the target can be identified, the archer receives a score based on that mark. If that is not the case, the archer receives a zero for that hit.
- If an archer drops or misfires an arrow on the shooting line during a competition, he or she can reshoot it if they can reach it without crossing the shooting line.
- Neroli Fairhall of New Zealand was the first wheelchair athlete to compete in a regular Olympics in 1984.
- Archery became an Olympic sport for the first time in the 1900 games.
- According to legend, King James II of Scotland banned golf in 1457 because men were wasting too much time playing golf instead of training with the bow and arrow.
- Archers mark their arrows with their full names, initials, or by coloring the fletchings when competing.
- The use of live pigeons as targets was then infamous. Due to a lack of international rules, archery was discontinued in 1924 and reintroduced in Munich in 1972.
- At the 1900 Paris Olympics, archery made its Olympic debut.
- Archery has been a regular Olympic sport since the 1970s, before that, archery was the only event in which women could participate during the 1904 Olympics.
- Archers shoot at life-size animal models in 3D archery, a type of field archery. It is common among hunters, and many of them have stopped hunting to concentrate on this competition.
- There are four archery events in the Olympic Games: individual events for men and women, as well as team events for women and men.
- The Olympic flame was illuminated with a blazing arrow during the Opening Ceremonies of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. This arrow was fired by Antonio Rebollo, a paralympic archer from Spain.
- In archery, there are two main ways to aim: mechanical or fixed sights, or barebow.
- Belgium has 11 Olympic gold medals in archery, second only to Korea (19) and the United States (13), but the most recent of Belgium’s Champions was crowned 96 years ago, at the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
- Hubert Van Innis of Belgium is the most decorated archer in Olympic history, having won six gold and three silver medals between 1900 and 1920. In 1931, World Archery (formerly Fédération Internationale de Tir a L’Arc – FITA) was founded.
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