archery

my favorite sport

Description

I like archery, it's my favorite sport. I went to Washington Middle School and they had an archery unit in gym. I loved the way the bow felt in my hands. I am going to join an archery range here in Dubuque when i get the time. I can see myself in a couple years with a purple bow in our backyard shooting targets. The only other person I know that has a bow is my uncle Tom who hunts, but he has a crossbow.

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There are many different hunting lodges and archery ranges for people to join. They go hunting together or shooting together and encourage each other to keep going. to find the nearest shooting range, search online for ranges in your city. Archery was a feature of the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1920, becoming, in 1904, one of the first Olympic sports to include women. It was then off the programme for slightly over 50 years. In 1961 Inger Frith became President of the International Archery Federation – the first woman to serve as president of an international sports federation – and largely through her efforts archery returned to the Olympic programme in 1972. At the 2004 Athens Games, the archery events were staged in the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games had taken place in 1896.