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27 Jul Archery Guide

27 Jul Archery Guide

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ARCHERY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Venue Lord’s Cricket Ground Dates Today – Friday 3 August Medal events Four Athletes 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Nock Sharpshooter A metal or plastic rod with a view nder at the end to sight on the target

Flight

Shaft diameter 5.5mm

Steel tip arrow head

THE ARROWS

Shafts made of carbon bre or an alloy of carbon and aluminium. Flights are made of plastic The object of the sport is simple: to shoot arrows as close to the centre of a target as possible. All athletes shoot at the target from a distance of 70m

COMPETITION AREA

THE TARGET
Made of straw and ropes stitched together Scoring judges Sit in a protected area Diameter of target White 1.22m Outer 1 point or blind behind the targets, and come out Inner 2 points to score when Black shooting is complete
Outer 3 points Inner 4 points Blue Outer 5 points Inner 6 points Red Outer 7 points Inner 8 points Gold Outer 9 points Inner bull’s eye 10 points

String pull back weights

Arm guard

70m

35-42Ibs
women men

Stabilisers To assist veritical and horizontal balance The Bow Weighs around 15Ibs and is made of breglass, graphite and carbon composites. Bows vary in size at 1.57-1.82m. They re arrows at speeds of more than 150mph
GRAPHIC: ROBERT BROOKS

60m 50m

45-52Ibs

Quiver

Bows string Are made from modern bres and are stronger than steel

30m

Spotters who record each archer’s arrow values with the aid of a telescope

CENTRE RING OF TARGET is about the size of a CD at 12.2cm across...
... But standing 70m away it is the size of a drawing pin held at arm’s length

Shooting line Waiting line

Ground to centre of target 1.3m

See our Interactive Olympic Events guides at http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/interactive/

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