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Target archery

The most popular form of archery worldwide is target archery. Competitive archery contains of shooting arrows at a target for accuracy from a certain distance. A type of target archery is field archery. There, you shoot targets at various distances in a wooded setting. This form of archery is particularly popular in Europe and America. Competitive archery is a sport of precision. It is as much a mental as it is a physical game.

Olympic sport

The only type of bow currently allowed to be shot in the Olympic games, is a recurve bow. The bow is held in the bow hand. This is the hand opposite to the archer's dominant eye. Right-eye-dominant archers hold the bow with their left hand, have their left side facing the target, sight towards the target with their right eye and handle the arrow and string with their right hand.



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