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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‘The Admiral’ back from stormy waters: the return of PJ Deloche
May11

‘The Admiral’ back from stormy waters: the return of PJ Deloche

“When I was a child, I wasn’t an archer. I was living things, doing everything. I joined the Navy and saved lives at sea. I’m taking care of my family – those who are left. I trust my ability to continue something good in archery, but it will be how I want it to be:  bright, funny and pleasant. Too many bad things happened. No more. I’m breathing again, almost normally. Let’s see what’s next in the archery world, there’s a...

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2017 Outdoor season preview
May08

2017 Outdoor season preview

It’s May, and the 2017 international outdoor season is about to start in full. One of the most packed schedules ever seen will climax with the World Championships in Mexico City in mid-October. Before that there’s an intriguing Hyundai World Cup calendar to enjoy with two new(ish) venues and a spectacular final in Rome. Shanghai is the perennial season opener, and since last year boasting a new finals field on the Lujiazui...

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