Precision Sports


About Archery

Archery (the name being taken from Latin arcus) is the art, practice, or skill of firing arrows with the use of a bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, it has become more of a competitive sport and recreational activity. Field archers raise their bows, notch their arrows, and look for one long moment at the mark… But unlike their peers in straightforward target archery, they have exerted themselves physically before they get to take their first shot. Field archery – much like golf – has the athletes walking a set course and shooting at targets of different sizes from varying distances. No target is like the previous one; no two courses are alike. Three different types of bows are used in archery competitions at The World Games: the recurve, the compound and the barebow.

TWG 2017 Disciplines

  • Field – Barebow
  • Target – Compound Team
  • Field – Recurve