The Art and Competition of Archery at the Olympic Games: Insights from Paris 2024 Volunteer Sandrine Millon

Archery is one of humanity’s oldest sports, having developed alongside human civilization, initially as an instrument for hunting and warfare. Today it is an Olympic discipline requiring technique and self-control.

The question of the day

How does the archery competition take place at the Olympic Games?

The response from France Bleu Paris

To answer us, Sandrine Millonwho will be a Volunteer on the archery site during the Olympic and then Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. Sandrine is also president of an archery club, the Pantin Arc Company.****

Sandrine Millon presents us with the tests of archery at the Paris 2024 Olympic Gameswhich will take place in an ephemeral stadium installed on the Esplanade des Invalides. Archery at the Olympic Games features five eventstwo individual competitions for women and men, two team competitions, once again for women and men, and finally a mixed event, for the first time on the program at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Far from the archers of legend Robin Hoodarchery is practiced competitively on a target 122cm in diameter, positioned 70 meters from the shooters, who must place their arrows as close as possible to the center to defeat their opponents. Since the return of archery to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, French archers have experienced all colors of medals: Sébastien FluteOlympic champion in 1992 in Barcelona, ​​the women’s team (Sophie Dodémont, Virginie Arnold and Bérengère Schuh) bronze medalist in 2008 in Beijing and Jean-Charles ValladontOlympic vice-champion in 2016 in Rio.

We wish the best for the French archers at the Olympic Games, then Paralympic Games, in Paris 2024.

To listen

Broadcast on 03/11/2024

Who is Sandrine Millon, volunteer at the Paris 2024 Games?

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Jean-Charles Valladont, Silver medalist at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. © Maxppp – ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPA
2024-05-27 06:45:00
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