About Archery

Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that 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 walk a set course and shoot at targets of different sizes from varying distances. No target is like the previous one; no course compares to another. 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