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Bow with Arrows

We all play with bows and arrows in our childhood to feel like a hero. Did you know that there is a sport known as archery? The word comes from the Latin arcus, meaning bow. The oldest known evidence of arrows comes from South African sites such as Sibudu Cave, where the remains of bone and stone arrowheads have been found dating approximately 72,000-60,000 years ago. In ancient times, this was mainly used for hunting animals, fish and this hunting was known as bow hunting. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. Competitive archery involves shooting arrows at a target for accuracy from a set distance. This is the most popular form of competitive archery worldwide and is called target archery. This sport also became a part of the Olympic games in 1900 and was discontinued in 1924 but reintroduced in 1972. And guess what? For disabled athletes, the world archery federation (WA) introduced Para-archery as one of the sports in the Summer Paralympic Games. As we have seen the whole world accepts archery as a sport but still tribes of some countries like Korea, Japan treat archery as their tradition and represent this in their way so that their tradition remains alive.

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