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About the sport

The origin of the sport is not precise, since the use of bows and arrows has been present since the start of civilization. Regardless, from the start of the XVI and XVII centuries, the practice turned into a sport. The first archery tournament was disputed in 1673 in England. The sport first joined the Olympic agenda in 1900 and continued in 1904, 1908 and 1920 before disappearing until 1972, when it returned to the games and has remained there until today.

In the individual competition, each archer shouts six groups of three arrows, in a maximum time of 40 seconds per shot. In the final, there are four series. Among the teams, there are three competitors, each with nine arrows, with a limit of 20 seconds per execution.

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Star athletes

Athletes to Watch

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Hall of Fame

Stars that made history in the Olympic Games

Im Dong-HyunIm Dong-HyunCountry:South Korea

Two-time Olympic Champion, in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, the athlete has also four gold medals and two silver medals in World Championships.


Erika AnschutzErika AnschutzCountry: USA

With a guaranteed place for his first Olympic Games, the current leader of the world ranking is a great hope of a medal in women's tournament.

Darrell PaceDarrell PaceCountry: USA

Named the Archer of the XX Century by the International Archery Federation, he won gold in Montreal 1976 and in Los Angeles 1984


Park Sung-HyunPark Sung-HyunCountry: South Korea

She won individual gold in Athens 2004 and the silver in Beijing. She was also two-time champion in the team event in the two competitions.

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