Rome 2017- An International Initiation
Oct25

Rome 2017- An International Initiation

People often say there’s nothing better than hearing your favourite band live- the atmosphere, the noise, the energy. Well, this summer I found out that the same applies for a big World Archery event- no amount of live-streaming could capture the electricity of the finals field! I visited Rome last month, while it was the home of the 2017 World Cup Finals. It completely blew me away. This was my first time in Rome and the first...

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The Art Of Shooting: Sjef Van Den Berg
Sep20

The Art Of Shooting: Sjef Van Den Berg

At Dutch Target, we take photography seriously. 🙂 Many people still don’t realise how important good photography is to communicating values and aspirations. Even as we now expect our TV programmes to be in gleaming high definition, many people simply don’t realise the level of skill needed to deliver an image that is really special. In an era when pretty much everyone now has a high-quality camera on the phone in their...

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Kang Chae Young – the survivor.
Jun20

Kang Chae Young – the survivor.

After breaking through with a triple-gold performance at Shanghai 2015 – which resulted in the World Archery media team giving her the nickname “The Destroyer” – Kang Chae Young had to suffer the agony of coming fourth in the Korean selection process before the Olympic Games last year. It was an experience that would test the hardest of athletes, although there may be something to be said for the...

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Antalya World Cup 2017: photo diary
Jun14

Antalya World Cup 2017: photo diary

The 2nd Hyundai World Cup stage of the year has been and gone. The firmest fixture in the annual archery calendar, Antalya is one of the most prestigious, most relaxed and definitely the hottest of all the stages, temperature-wise. This year saw a handful of absences; the Korean and Chinese teams skipped it, and not every team was at full strength, but those that were shone pretty brightly and there were some memorable finals matches,...

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Stellar Korean team to challenge outdoors in 2017
Apr27

Stellar Korean team to challenge outdoors in 2017

With 13 Olympic medals, 28 World Championship medals, 9 world records and 14 World Cup medals between them, the Korean frontline team for 2017 is an extraordinary force. Retaining all of the gold medal winning Rio women’s team, and featuring just one rookie – the Korean army team’s Kim Jongho – this is one of the finest fields assembled for a World Championship year. After a three stage selection process, the...

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2017 outdoor season: interview with Lin Shih-Chia
Mar29

2017 outdoor season: interview with Lin Shih-Chia

As the international outdoor season gets underway, we catch up with Lin Shih-Chia, 23, who took Olympic bronze with the Chinese Taipei women’s team in Rio last year. Individual recurve runner-up at the World Championships in 2015, she was part of the team that made Chinese Taipei the reigning Universiade champions, and will be looking to defend their title on home turf in September this year. She took an individual silver medal...

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