archery in Olympics

Archery as an impressive sport has increased popularity. Its impact has greatly inspired all archers from across the globe. To set you in more amazement, give yourself the best treat by checking our recurve bow reviews. This is a constructive means of preparing yourself as you enter the beautiful world of archery.

The 1900 Summer marks the debut of archery which has been participated in by 16 Olympiads. Olympic archery events  have been composed by eighty-four nations in the world. France has the most number of appearance with a smashing total of 31 times.  Since 1984, South Korean Archers have made conspicuous achievements by winning 23 out of 34 gold medals. This has been an impressive medal sweep. This has gained praises and emulations.

How does Archery Work in the Olympics?

The Olympic games feature only one archery category. This is the strengthening recurve archery. The most ancient use of recurve bows  was mentioned in Psalm 78:57 which states that “They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.” Most scholars specified this ancient record to the eight century BC. Recurve bows have been a great part of history. In the second Millennium BC,  Egypt and some parts of Asia have been using the recurve bow.

Archery in the Olympic Games has been the display of great speed and accuracy. Archers from all over the world meet and aim to hit the objective of hitting the target bull’s eye from a distance of70 m or about 77yards.  It has been a great challenge for the participants. It has been the standard range. An archer shoots 3 or 6 arrows in the different ends. For the competition is divided into several ends or stages.  The participants waarcherylk to the target to score and get back their arrows after each end of the competition.

All competitors, men, and women,  are using the required recurve bows. The targets are divided into five colors. Each has 10 scoring rings. The rings are worth 1-10 points. The two outer-most rings which are in white can give the competitors 1 and 2 points. The next two rings are in black and are worth 3 and 4 points when hit.  Competitors will get 5 and 6 points when hitting the two blue rings respectively. Whereas, the next two red rngs are worth 7 and  8 points. The bull’s eye rings are in gold which is at the center of the target which are worth 9 and 10points.

The tournament starts as all the competitors shoot 72 arrows. In addition, the perfect score for this round is 720.  After this initial round, the archers will be ranked by score. This is true both in men’s and women’s division.  Who will advance in the competition? In each division, only the top 64 can qualify to advance.  Then, the qualified archers will again face the elimination matches.After the exciting elimination matches, two archers who excelled will compete for the gold and silver medals.

Archery has remained on the Olympic Games. This involves the active competition in men’s and women’s individual as well as team recurve archery. This has been a great avenue of fun and excitement in the world of archery. It can offer a lot. Join archery now!

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I haven’t mastered the art of packing light yet. But I’m working on it. I take it as a challenge every time I travel. But I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten better at it over time. I’ve learned to trim down the things I put in my check-in luggage. As for my carry on, I make sure that the essentials come first and the rest just take up whatever space is left.

1. Travel documents

Apart from my passport and flight tickets, I made it a habit to bring copies of important documents in my carry-on. I also keep digital copies in my mobile devices. I make sure that I keep printed copies of my itineraries, train tickets, and specific information about how to get to my destination if applicable.

2. Valuables

I try to avoid bringing valuables when traveling. And I put what few things of value I might have with me in my carry on. These items usually include my wallet, camera or mobile devices, and anything I consider too pricey to leave in my luggage.

3. Medications

I have a small pill box where I put whatever medication I need while on the road. These are usually prescription medicines or vitamins that I need to take at certain times of the day.

4. Collapsible water bottle

I prefer to drink water than sodas or other beverages. One of my must-have travel items is a collapsible water bottle that I can easily stash in my carry on. The first thing I do after clearing security check is to head somewhere I can fill it with water.

5. Portable charger

My phone charger’s always on my carry on essentials checklist. But I’ve also invested on a lightweight and small portable mobile device charger to make sure I can juice up my phone anywhere.

6. Change of clothes

I’m used to flight delays. But I’ve experienced one in the past that left me stuck at the airport during layover far longer than I imagined. And I had no change of clothes. It was one of the worst experiences I’ve had. I learned to carry at least one spare shirt and underwear in my carry on. I also make sure that I have suitable clothes for whatever weather they have in the place I’m headed to.

7. Travel hygiene kit
I have a miniature travel kit that contains a small toothpaste, foldable toothbrush, hand sanitizer, facial wipes, deodorant, and lip balm. I also have a travel sewing kit with in case I need to fix a loose button on my clothes.

8. Reading materials and other entertainment

I like reading so I make sure that I have plenty of materials on my phone. I tend to avoid traveling with so many gadgets so most forms of entertainment are usually stocked in whatever gadget I have with me.

9. Sleeping kit

I’m a light sleeper. I can’t sleep with the lights on and I’m sensitive to noise. This is why I always have an eye mask and ear plug with me. I want to get as much sleep as I can while traveling and those two things have been helpful in ensuring that I get enough snooze.

Japan has long been a dream destination for me. I’ve always wanted to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. There are many places I want to see and a long list of food I want to taste. Here are some videos of some of the amazing things about Japan that will make you want to go there:

1. Top 10 Most Interesting Facts About Japan

There are many interesting things about Japan. I think that a brief visit will not give me enough time to discover most of them. This video covers some amazing facts that inspire me more to travel there. On top of my personal favorites are the high-tech toilets, the cuisine, and the punctuality the Japanese people exemplify.

2. Japan Tourist Attractions: 15 Best Places To Visit

I have a long list of places I want to see in Japan. And this video features some of them. Kyoto is definitely one of the destinations I want to see first. I want to explore the temples and streets of this breathtaking city. I also want to see the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano. I’ve seen photos of the snow monkeys soaking in the hot springs which only makes me eager to go there as soon as I can. I also wouldn’t want to miss traveling around Tokyo. I’m excited to visit the temple in Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, the Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku, and Akihabara.

3. 22 Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan

Speaking of Tokyo, here’s a video of things to do while in the city. I’d love to see the Meiji Shrine and Shibuya Crossing. I want to explore the electronics and otaku scene in Akihabara. I like to visit a maid café, eat as many authentic dishes as I can, and travel by shinkansen to neighboring cities. These are just a few of the tons of things I plan on doing when in Tokyo.

4. Street Food Japan

Exploring the street food scene is part of my longtime dream to travel in Japan. I’ve tried most of the dishes featured in this video like the okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and yakisoba. But I haven’t had okonomiyaki on a stick yet. Apart from these, I can’t wait to have a taste of cold soba, yakitori, and ramen right smack at the heart of the country that makes them so scrumptiously.

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I have only truly understood some of the many lessons learned from traveling after I traveled. It was like everything I have read and heard from travelers clicked into place. And often, understanding comes quietly and sometimes so fleetingly that you have to be paying attention to catch it. There is really nothing like traveling to teach life lessons they do not teach at school.

1. People are innately kind

One of the first lessons I learned growing up is to never talk with strangers. There is nothing essentially wrong with that bit of advice. It keeps us safe, especially at an age when we are most vulnerable if left alone. But somehow, that lesson stuck with me and changed my perception about strangers in general. It made me avoid situations that require me to interact with people I do not know. Traveling has changed that view. The wariness is still there. But I have learned to be more open to talking with people I met in my travels. I have learned to smile and chat if opportunities arise. And I have learned to trust enough to ask for help if I needed it. This has considerably changed my outlook in life.


2. Different cultures teach you to appreciate diversity

The world is made of places and people with different cultures. Traveling exposes you to diverse beliefs and ways of life that will shatter whatever stereotypes you may have in your mind. I find that the more I immerse myself, no matter how briefly, into the local culture, the more I begin to appreciate them. I learned that despite the differences, there are still things that can bind us with other people if we care enough to understand.

3. The world is not as scary as you might think

If you let fear influence your travel decisions, you might end up not traveling at all. And it is completely understandable given all the scary things we hear on the news. One of the reasons I did not want to travel before was because I was scared of being out of my comfort zone. I had safety and security concerns that were difficult to overcome. But taking a leap of faith was the best thing I have done. It was after I traveled that I realized that the world was not as scary as I thought it was.

4. You can accomplish more than you think

Traveling lets you discover more about yourself. You will be constantly surprised by how capable you are and how much more you can do than you might previously think. On the road, you begin to trust yourself more. You learn to take responsibility for the decisions you make. And you learn to adapt with whatever it is that life throws out you while traveling.

5. Spending time alone is good for you

I used to think that solo travel is dangerous, especially for a woman. I believed this despite knowing that there are many women travelers who have already done it and came out unscathed from the experience. But after experiencing it for myself, I learned that going solo can do a girl a lot of good. I realized that being alone is different from being lonely.

6. You will always find a way

I have been through some challenging experiences in my travels. There have been moments when I felt helpless and inept to handle the problems I had to deal with. But those experiences taught me that I can always find a way if I set my mind on it.

7. The best things happen once you overcome fear

I am not adventurous by nature. I am far from the brave girl like many of the travelers I admire. I tend to avoid situations that scare me. It was when I started traveling that I learned to do things despite the fear. And many of the most memorable travel experiences I had happened when I tried to overcome my fears.

8. Great things happen when you stay present

I am a planner and an overthinker. So I usually have a lot of things going on in my head. This habit often prevents me from enjoying the moment. One of the greatest things about traveling is that it teaches you to be present. I find that it is more fun when I stay in the here and now than thinking about things that do not matter in the present moment.