Do you want to get into competitive archery? It's great! It's a fun, challenging sport that can be practiced by everyone.
The main purchase you will make for competitive archery is your bow. You will have the choice between recurve and compound bows, depending on your preferred shooting style. The Olympic Games are limited to recurve bows, but the World Archery Federation organizes international compound archery competitions.
For archery competition, you will need to shoot a lot of arrows in training and competition. Therefore, to shoot at your best, your bow must be perfectly adapted to your morphology.
Hattila provides you with a selection of quality sport and competition bows, so you can make the right choice! As well as accessories for competition bows to be ready to compete in the best conditions.
The history of archery competition
Archery is one of the oldest sports activities still practiced today. The bow and arrows date back to the Paleolithic era (35,000 to 8,000 B.C.) and are the most widely used weapon in human history.
Although there is evidence of archery competitions in China more than 3,000 years ago, modern target shooting probably originated in England in the 14th century.
Archery was part of the second Olympic Games, held in 1900. However, it was abandoned after 1920 because the rules varied too much from one nation to another. Archery at the Olympic Games was not reintroduced until 1972. This was after a sufficient number of nations formed archery governing bodies affiliated with the International Archery Federation, which was founded in Paris in 1932 to standardize the rules of international competition.
From its beginnings to modern times, archery has always been a competitive sport, as well as an essential weapon. It is certain that in many years to come, archery will continue to be a popular physical and sporting activity that transcends age differences and national boundaries, and unites practitioners around the world.