World Archery campaigns for the compound bow

— Posted on June 27, 2022

LA 2028

A new discipline is knocking at the door of the Los Angeles Games: compound archery. The international archery body (World Archery) announces that it has been officially proposed for inclusion in the program, in addition to the current recurve events. The proposal made by World Archery is for an additional 18m indoor archery competition for men, women and mixed teams. It would last about three days, which is shorter than the current nine-day Olympic calendar. The compound bow was invented in the 1960s. The discipline is based on a system of pulleys and cables, associated with releasers and magnifying lenses, to increase the speed and accuracy of the bow. It has been present at the World Archery Championships since 1995 and at the World Cup since its launch in 2006. Compound is now also on the program of the Asian, European and Pan American Games, the World Games and the World University Games. World Archery reminds us in a press release: archery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its return to the Olympic Games this year. The sport was on the program of the Games from 1900 to 1908, then in 1920, before a 52-year hiatus until the Games in Munich in 1972. The number of medals has since increased from two to five, with the introduction of competitions team in recurve (men and women), then mixed doubles at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

English versionWorld Archery advocates for the compound bow

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