Friday, December 21, 2007

Old and New Archery

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Russian Archers

Rus Okçuluk Milli Takımından Baljinima TSYREMPILOV recurve yay erkek kategorisinde Dubai deki dünya kupası finalinde altın madalya sahibi oldu, natalia ERDYNİYEVA Recurve bayan bronz madalya sahibi olurken, Sofia GONCHAROVA ise makaralı yay bayan kategorisinde gümüs madalya kazandı.



Russian Archers Show İn Dubai , Archery World Cup Final

India wins a World Cup Final !
Dubai – 24 November 2007

Dola Banerjee from India has taken the World Cup Title in the Recurve Women division today in beautiful Dubai! She beat the Korean Choi Eun Young in a very tight and exciting match on a 70-meter floating platform at the Madinat Jumeirah Souk venue. In Men Recurve the best archer of the season, Russian Baljinima Tsyrempilov took the win over young, promising Mexican Juan Rene Serrano. In the Compound category, a pregnant lady, Petra Ericsson of Sweden won the World Cup title in the women’s side, while Salvadorian star Jorge Jimenez clinched victory in the men’s competition.

Recurve Men

In the final match of the day and final match of the 2007 Meteksan Archery World Cup, the Russian Baljinima Tsyrempilov, who had proved the more regular archer this year, was facing the up-and-coming star from Mexico Juan Rene Serrano. The two athletes started strong both with two 10s and a 9 (29-29). In the second end Tsyrempilov shot a triple 9 for a score of 56 points. Serrano lost one point over his opponent with a 9-8-9 series (55). The Mexican managed to remain close in the third end with 10-9-9 (83), while his Russian contender scored 8-10-10 (84). Shooting 10-9-9 Tsyrempilov drew out his experience at the end and he managed to hold off Serrano who finished with 8-9-10. Final score 112-110 and first World Cup Final victory for the Russian! After his victory over Serrano, Baljinima Tsyrempilov said he was not really surprised to win here: “I am very pleased to win but I am not surprised. I came to this World Cup final as the number one ranked archer and so I had to show that I was the number one and I did that. Experience is important. I have won many titles in the past and it is this experience that helps in the most important matches.” For the bronze medal of this division Michele Frangilli of Italy was facing Alan Wills of Great Britain. After a difficult start Wills took advantage of a bad shot from his opponent in the last end – Frangilli shot a 4 (!) at that time – to turn the match over and clinch victory and on the score of 103-102.

Recurve Women

The gold medal match in Recurve Women was between Dola Banerjee of India and Choi Eun Young of Korea! It was Choi who was shooting first and she started with 9-9-10 (28). Banerjee was trailing behind by 1 point after the first end with 10-8-9 (27). The Korean started the second end with an 8 but went on with two 10s to keep her short lead over her opponent who scored two 9s and one 10 (56-55). The two athletes were very close to each other. They both shot 10-9-10 and the lead remained to Choi (85-84). Spectators thought it was the end of Banerjee's hopes when she shot an 8 with her tenth arrow... but Choi released a 7 at this point! The score was tied! Both continued with a 9 and it was still tied. With an 8 at the last arrow by Banerjee, Choi would need a 9 to win... She shot an 8 (!) and offered victory and the World Cup title to the Indian! Dola Banerjee after her upset over Korean Choi Eun Young: “That is the biggest victory for me. The Koreans are always very strong. I didn’t feel very good at the start of the semi-final – my concentration was not good. But towards the end of that match I found my focus and that continued into the final. Perhaps I put too much pressure on myself in the semi-final but in the final I felt more relaxed.” No 1 ranked in the World Natalya Erdyniyeva was facing 2007 World Cup Winner Zhang Juan Juan in this bronze medal match of this division. The Russian Erdyniyeva didn’t start well but went stronger and stronger. She also benefited from a 6 by the defending champion to clinch victory on the final score of 106-103.

Compound Men

The second gold medal match was between Salvadorian star Jorge Jimenez and 2007 World Indoor Champion Braden Gellenthien of the USA. The latter opened solidly with 9-10-10, but his opponent started even stronger with a perfect 10-10-10 series! In the second end, it was Gellenthien's turn to shoot perfectly and he reached 59 points out of a possible 60. Jimenez scored 29 points in this end and the match was tied at the half-way mark (59-59!) With the next three arrows, Jimenez shot three 10s again and took a 1-point advantage for the second time of the match. Gellenthien shot 10-10-9 and the score was now 89-88 in favour of his contender. With 10-9-9 in the last end, the American did not manage to put enough pressure on the experienced Salvadorian. Jimenez shot 10-9-10 to win victory here in Dubai! After beating Braden Gellenthien, Jorge Jimenez said: “I was very nervous in fact. I just had to keep saying to myself that I should focus on the target. I was able to do this and it helped me to win the match. It has been a very good year for me and this is a special way to end it. This has been my best year.” In the bronze medal match the Brazilian Roberval Dos Santos was facing the French Sebastien Brasseur. The match was tight all the way through, and it was finally the Brazilian who proved stronger at the end. He clinched victory on the final score of 116-114.

Compound Women
This gold medal match in Compound Women was to open the live TV coverage session. It featured the defending World Cup Winner, Sofia Goncharova from Russia and a pregnant happy lady, Petra Ericsson of Sweden. It was the Swede who shot first and she opened the match with a 9. Her opponent started with a liner, but it was a 9, as well. Ericsson went on strong with two 10s for a score of 29 out of 30. Goncharova was already trailing by 4 points (25-29). Ericsson did not want to let any point go and shot another 29-point end. She was thus leading by 7 after Goncharova shot 10-8-8 (58-51). How relaxed she seemed, the Swede! And she continued with a perfect triple 10 to reach 88 out of a possible 90, with only three arrows to go. Goncharova seemed totally out of her form on her side, and the match was clinched even before the last arrow. Petra Ericsson of Sweden was the first winner of the day and the new World Cup Winner in Compound Women on the final score of 115-105! When we asked Petra Ericsson how expecting a baby has impacted on her archery, she answered: “It affects me a bit but it’s been ok. Fortunately the baby kept quiet and still in the final because there had been a couple of kicks in the semi-final.” The bronze medal match in Compound Women was between the American Jamie Van Natta and the Russian Anna Kazantseva. The Russian left all hopes behind when she scored a triple 8, which is quite unusual for Compound competitors. Van Natta took advantage of this and clinched an easy victory (114-106) to win the first bronze medal of the day!

What next?
After the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens in 2004 and the Maya Pyramids in Mexico last year, Archery has just lived another fantastic competition on a special floating platform in wonderful Dubai! The Red Fort or the Asian Gate is already planned for New Delhi in 2008 and the bidding is opened for 2010 and 2011. Where will be the next incredible archery event!?

Ludivine Maitre Wicki
FITA Communication

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

New World Record at 70m for an Iranian Athlete

New record was set at the compound Men 70m division in Isfahan, Teheran during the 2007 3rd Asian Grand Prix.The previous record (356p.) was broken by Mr. Majid Ahmad (IRI) and new record (358p.) was newly created on Oct 22, 2007!! Please refer to FITA website for this official new record creation.

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The Iranian Athlete Majid Ahmadi has set a new World Record at 70 metres in the Compound Men division. With 358 points he breaks the former record dating from 2005 by two points.

This result was achieved at the 3rd Asian Grand Prix that took place in Iran on 20-26 October.

We congratulate Majid Ahmadi for this great achievement!

FITA Communication

Lausanne – 31 October 2007

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- 3rd Asian Archery Grand Prix Results ... >>

But Majid Ahmad's record not see this FITA List World Records. We see Dave Cousıns has 70 m. record.

Outdoor Compound \ Men \ Individual

Type of Record
12 Arr. Final Match
144 Arr. FITA Round
HOYLE, Roger
TRILLUS, Dietmar
70m Round (72 Arr.)
WHITE, Chris
Great Britain

Oxford, GBR,Great Britain
HOFER, Patrizio
* Yaptığınız yorum ve sitemi takip ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederim.
Fıta'nın kendi orjinal sitesinde uzun süre bu haber aynen kaldı,o yüzden de benim sitemdeki haberde aynı şekilde değişmedi fakat haberin altına FITA nın sitesinde 11 Aralık 2007 tarihi itibari ile yayınlanan Compound Yay Büyük Erkekler Açıkhava Dünya rekorlarını da ilave ettim. Bilginize.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

FITA Coaches Seminar finished in Goesang

Goesang – 26 October 2007

The 3rd FITA World Coaching Seminar for Recurve Archery finished today in Geosang, South Korea. Mr Kim Yung Tak and Mrs Eun Kyung Lee were the first lecturers at this seminar which welcomes an audience of 75 coaches from the five continents.

The first to speak was the experienced coach Mr Kim Yung Tak who lectured on archery technique. He was followed by the famous champion Mrs Eun Kyung Lee who spoke on the preparation for the Olympic Games.

Many questions were asked by the participants on the reasons for the success of the Korean team and some light was given on the keys to this success.
Archery School - Kim Hyung-Tak (PDF PowerPoint presentation)
Other presentations will be added on the website on Monday 29th October

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Archery For Relaxataion And Sports

Archery is still a very popular sport with sportsmen. In fact contrary to what you might have thought the number of people taking up archery is actually growing each year. So why not learn the basics of archery? You never know you might just enjoy it!So why is archery growing? Well most of us lead these busy hectic lives and escaping from that daily routine can often be found in taking up a sport or a pastime. Many have found just that relaxation in archery. There’s something about a bow and arrow that feels so primitive, so basic and fundamental, that it seems to drain the stress away from us.Now many people enjoy hunting as well so they use a bow for hunting especially during deer season. But others have no interest in hunting and so they use their newly found skills in all kinds of target shoots or competitions that are held by Archery clubs. It’s always important to choose the correct equipment. There are three types of bows to choose from, the compound bow, the cross bow, and the recurve bow.The compound bow is the most popular because it is easier to handle, creates less arm fatigue, and it shoots much faster. The faster an arrow is during its flight the flatter its trajectory will be which leaves more room for error when you are judging the distance. There are many different compound bows available.The recurve bow has been making a come back in recent years. The cross bow which is a cross between a rifle and a bow is actually banned in many states so check with your local officials before purchasing a crossbow.Which ever type of bow you choose you will need to consider the weight of it. You should always choose a draw weight that you are comfortable with. The higher the draw weight the faster the arrow but the hard the bow is to handle. You will also need to determine your individual draw length. To determine your personal draw length stand at a right angle to your wall, then place your knuckles on that wall. Now have someone measure the distance from the wall to the corner of your mouth. This will give you your draw length.When you are ready to try shooting your bow and arrow you must first get your stance correct. You should stand perpendicular to your target with your feet a shoulder length apart straddling the shoot line. Use the balls of your feet to balance yourself, then stand tall but not stiffly with your knees slightly relaxed.Now you need to pace the arrow nock onto the bowstring. The index feathers should point away from the bow. Lay the arrow on the arrow rest then snap the nock onto the bowstring. If you grasp the bow exactly the same each time you will guarantee yourself a consistent draw which will help your accuracy. After the bow hand has been set you take the string in the first joint of the first 3 fingers of your shooting hand. Then raise the bow toward your target. Now lock your bow arm into position then push with the shoulder of your bow arm while pulling with the shoulder of your draw arm until the bowstring touches your nose. Aim carefully then release and follow through by continuing to pull your draw hand along the base of your neck. That’s it. It may sound complicated on paper but the entire process is really not that difficult once you get the hang of it. You might want to consider taking a couple of archery lessons at a local club to get you started. Archery is a relaxing sport and pastime so if you’re looking to try something new why not consider archery? Deon Melchior is the Editor and Publisher of Article Click.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hoyt Show


Sunday, October 14, 2007

MEX, CUB, BRA and the USA win places for the Olympic Games

MEX, CUB, BRA and the USA win places for the Olympic Games
Lausanne - 12 October 2007

At the Continental Qualifier for the Americas in El Salvador the dices have been thrown. For the women’s event it will be 2 Mexican and 1 US athlete while in the men’s event it is 1 Mexican, 1 Cuban and 1 Brazilian.

Women’s Event:

Janeth Garcia (MEX) beat USA's Karen Scavotto 109-107 to win the first place in the women's category. Another Mexican, Aida Roman won the third position after beating Venezuela's Leydis Brito 108-95. Venezuela had the first standby position in Leipzig and is now suffering the same ordeal.

Men’s Event :
Juan Rene Serrano, the second qualified archer for Dubai, shot very solidly all along the tournament, and gave Mexico their third olympic spot of the day. He defeated Cuban veteran Juan Carlos Stevens 110-109 for the first place. Brazil won the remaining olympic spot by means of Luiz Trainini, winner of his third place match vs. Mexico's Jorge Pablo Chapoy.

17 athletes from the Americas have obtained places for Beijing: United States (3 Men 2 Women), Mexico (2 men 2 women), Canada (3 men), Colombia (3 women), Cuba (1 men) and Brazil (1 men).

There are still two possibilities left for the countries that have not obtained places. One is by obtaining an invitation place from the IOC and the 2nd one is by obtaining a place at the final world qualifier in Boé France in June next year.

FITA Secretary General

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Archery World Cup Final bidding process now open!

Lausanne (SUI) – 1 October 2007

Archery World Cup Final bidding process now open!

FITA – the International Archery Federation, today officially opened the bidding process for their 2010 and 2011 World Cup Finals.

The President of FITA, Dr Ugur Erdener, made the announcement from the Federation’s headquarter in Lausanne, Switzerland. The bidding process is open to all cities, regions, FITA member associations, private event organisers and corporate partners.

FITA, in cooperation with TSE Consulting, took the initiative to make the event more attractive for potential hosts, athletes and spectators. The advantage is that the final competition can be set up in almost any location. This is the chance to produce a first class sports show right at the heart of the city. A city’s prime venue can be showcased to up to 250 million TV viewers during one event. The Archery World Cup consists of four qualifying stages held in spectacular venues around the world (2 Europe, 1 Asia and 1 America) all culminating in a grand World Cup Final where only the top archers compete over two days.

The bidding process has been structured in one simple phase. Interested parties have until 1 February 2008, midnight, to submit their bid documents. A FITA Selection Committee will select the organiser’s on 28 May in Antalya, Turkey at the third stage of the 2008 World Cup. Bid documents are available through the FITA office or can be downloaded here. Bidders have the option to bid for either the 2010 or 2011 event, or both.

Dr Ugur Erdener, FITA President, said:
“It is with great excitement that we launch the bidding process for our 2010 and 2011 World Cup Final events. The World Cup circuit has enabled us to build strong partnerships with our host cities. We encourage cities to use our event to promote themselves in creative ways. We hope that the future will only bring more innovative ideas to the table.”

FITA Communication

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Did You Try Archery? Is A Wonderful Sport

By: George Andrew

I believe Archery is a great sport, which has given me a great deal of gladness and happiness! I have stayed with the hobby for 20 years and do not regret a minute of it! I never awaited that it would take me Full time. Either it be hunting, competition, or merely fun, archery can be a wonderful sport or hobby.To do it properly there is no other way than to really give yourself for it, practice everyday, learn to be aware of yourself too from the inside, and be fearless to face new challenges. Archery is for all, youthful and old, males and females.To shot the ten with your arrow, you have to certainly be informed of the proper shooting methods,but no muscles. To do it correctly every single time you are required to be mentally sure and very committed. Besides your option of bows, there are numerous things to compare in relation with arrow preference, arm guards and finger protection. At the end you need a bow with sight, a set of arrows, chest and guards, finger tab, quiver and some small accessories although don't instantly rush to a tackle dealer to expend them. So why not? First there are bow dealers who know there business and also there are dealers who don't! I suggest that you take a breathe and decide first what you are really after.To pick up the needed gear is not a not expensive and especially no simple process, so in order to get them the right way from the very beginning I suggest that you read the link titled baying the bow initially. After you are ultimately all ready for the important acquisition, it is advisable to do at a archery coach and not in a ordinary sport gear shop. From the archery expert you have the incredible proper gear and priceless guidance with it also. A great list of archery equipment dealers you'll detect for example lets see at Which ever you choose, do plenty of shop around primarily.Remember if you have not play archery before, you should seek a coach to show you the right way to do it. It can be tricky if you dont know how, so please dont take risks, learn the right way and avoid beginner accidents. Enjoy your sport and have a good time. About the author If you want to find more information on archery look at: Article Source: Free Article Directory - Search And Submit Articles

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Game of Archery

Archery has been a popular sport from the ancient times.

Evidences of popularity can be seen in our epics, which reflects the close traditional feel for Archery. This traditional sport needs superb concentration, sincere hard work and a sharp focus to hit the target.The person who shoots arrow is called archer. In order to win the game, an archer has to shoot arrows from a bow at the right target.

The closer the shoot to the center of the target, the more the score will be. In the end, all the individual scores are added up to announce the highest score. The person who scores the highest is announced as the winner of the game.

There are two types of archery is used in the game. One is Target archery and another is Field archery. In target archery, an archer has to shoot the target from various distances. However, in field archery, archers shoot different sized targets from unknown distances. A traditional bow is used in field archery.

Bows used in archery are made up of different materials including carbon and fiberglass. Attached with a sight and stabilizers, bows are usually kept steady to give a perfect shoot. Arrows have a sharp tip at the front and groove at the back to hold the bow string well. The targets are marked with colored papers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Sports of Archery in the Olymick Games

By Michael Russell Archery was not a sports event in the first ancient Olympic Games in Greece. However, the games were held for over 1,000 years, so it's entirely possible that at some time archery was an Olympic sport in the past.Archery for men was an event for the first time in the modern Olympics in 1900.

The first archery event for women was in 1904. However, there was no uniformity in the rules in those early Olympics and archery was dropped as an event after 1920. The international governing body for archery, the Federation Internationale de Tira l'Arc (FITA), was founded in 1931. It took many years before all countries accepted the new international rules for competition, but archery was able to return as an Olympic sport to the 1972 Munich Games. In 1988, team competitions were held in addition to the individual events.Since 1992, the event format is head-to-head competition for the top 64 athletes. There are four archery events: Men's Individual, Women's Individual, Men's Team and Women's Team.Individual competitors (men and women) shoot 72 arrows at a 'bulls-eye' target from a distance of 70 meters (229 feet, 8 inches). Each shot must be made within a 40-second time limit. A perfect score would be 720. A 'sudden death' overtime shot is made in the event of a tie.Team competitions consist of 16 3-archer teams. As in the individual events, each archer shoots 72 arrows are shot at a distance of 70 meters. In a tie score, each team member will shoot one arrow. The arrow closest to the center of the target determines the winner.The target has ten rings. One point is scored for an arrow landing in the outermost ring, 2 points for a hit in the next ring, continuing in this manner to the center ring which awards 10 points.The recurve bow is used by Olympic Archers. An arrow shot by this bow travels at more than 150 mph. The bows are very 'high-tech', manufactured from wood, fiberglass and graphite. They have stabilizers which help keep the arrow flights straight and sights to help in aiming. The strings are made from a hydrocarbon product or from Kevlar. The arrows are aluminum or carbon graphite. The cost of this gear is over $1,000.An Olympic archer has normally been training for at least ten years. It's essential to develop perfect form (or as close to perfect as humanly possible). A good coach is also very important. The proper equipment, of course, is needed. Fortunately, archery is much less expensive to pursue than many other sports. Read, study, talk to other archers. Attend and compete in local and national tournaments. Most important, practice, practice, practice.Archery is a sport accessible to many disabled athletes. A New Zealand woman, Neroli Fairhall, was the first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games. She was a gold medalist in the Commonwealth Games. This is also a sport that people can continue with for much of their lives and enjoy with their families. Hope to see you at the Olympics!

Michael Russell
Your Independent guide to Sports
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Monday, October 1, 2007

Two New World Records for Jamie Van Natta!

Two New World Records for Jamie Van Natta!
Lausanne – 28 September 2007

On 21 September 2007 the American Compound archer Jamie Van Natta set two new World Records at the MSU Fall Classic in East Lansing, Michigan which is the home of Michigan State University.

Van Natta firstly broke the current 50-metre record with 354 points. In addition, shooting a total of 1412 points in the 144-arrow FITA Round, she got back the record that the Belgian Gladys Willems took from her in May with 1411.

These two new records are Van Natta’s 6th and 7th World Records just in 2007 (four in individual and three in team). Congratulations to her for these new great achievements!

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Psycho Cybernetics in Archery Accuracy Achievement

Psycho Cybernetics in Archery Accuracy Achievement

Every great archer knows that archery is a sport of technique, skill and mental agility. The archer imagines the arrow hitting the bulls eye before he releases the powerful weapon. If you are new to archery may I suggest a relevant book to read first; "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz a reknown expert on the subject of the powers of the mind?

Of course this is not to say that you can become an excellent master of archery without practice, as that is a misnomer completely. It takes practice, talent, knowledge of the sport as well as honed mental in the zone?displacement. Archery is a challenging sport to master and it is extremely competitive. Those who cannot combine all these characteristics cannot compete at the top levels.

In one chapter Maxwell Maltz discusses the reality of the mind and sports, where a basketball player sits in a chair all day and imagines himself swishing the basket from the free-throw line. Sure enough the players can improve their free-throw percentages faster and gain better accuracy by doing this, than actually shooting free-throws all day, where some hit and some miss.

This is something everyone should do in sports and I have often in Track and Field visited the track and walked the track, become one with the track imagining the victory in advance over and over again. Then when the track meet came, run my personal best time ever and won the race. How is this possible?

I strongly suggest that you read Psycho-Cybernetics?by Maltz and find out how it can improve your archery game. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; Lance is a guest writer for Our Spokane Magazine in Spokane, Washington

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

FITA Programme for the Russian Speaking Countries

FITA Programme for the Russian Speaking Countries
Lausanne – 19 September 2007

FITA Development Director Pascal Colmaire in the middle
of the participants at the Coaching Course in Antalya

At the initiative of the FITA President, Dr Ugur Erdener, a programme was designed in order to enhance Archery within the Russian speaking countries. The project targets three major development activities, namely Coaching, Judging and the Athletes themselves. A Judging seminar in April 2007 was followed by a Coaching seminar in May (both in Antalya, Turkey), and this week it is a Youth Training Camp that is being held in Ankara.

Due to the strong tradition of these countries within the elite sport including Archery, FITA decided to give a boost to the region by having a programme that will keep these members of FITA involved in the international arena. Since the collapsing of the former Soviet Union, many of these countries have been facing major difficulties in being competitive in archery.

The overall project is structured in three main activities targeting the major aspects of Archery’s development:

Ø Athletes (especially the youth)
Ø Coaching
Ø Judging

The main objective is to help these countries to raise their standard and competition level, especially to enable them to compete with the elite at the Continental and World level in view of their participation in the Olympic Games.

In order to meet the objective more than 15 countries were surveyed by two Russian speaking coaches. The program was designed with a short and long term view towards the 2008 and 2012 Olympics Games. FITA has been giving assistance to both entry and elite level. Further assistance over the following years is expected (if possible until 2012) pending yearly report from the countries.

The member associations that are beneficiaries of this project are:

Estonia Georgia
Lithuania Moldova

The participants at the Judging Seminar in Antalya
A Judging seminar was held in Antalya, Turkey on 12–15 April 2007. Twenty-three national judge candidates from 13 countries attended the seminar. Mr Victor Stanescu was the lecturer and Mr Zorigto Mankhanov made the translations and the technical explanations in Russian. Both are FITA International Judges.

Following the Judging seminar, a Coaching seminar took place from 20-27 May in Antalya with 23 attendees from 8 countries. At the end of the course a level 1 archery equipment kit (12 bows, 144 arrows, many small items for shooting, repairing, etc.) was offered to each participating country as long as they complied with the FITA donation criteria. The experts for this course were Mr Mario Codispoti, Mr Andre Korlaar, Mr Zorigto Mankhanov, Mr Juan Carlos Holgado and Mr Pascal Colmaire.

To conclude this programme, a Youth Training Camp has just started this week in Ankara, Turkey (17-24 September 2007) with a total of 25 participants from 10 countries. The experts on site for the training camp are Mr Andre Korlaar, Mr Vladimir Esheev and Aliaksandr Svedziantsou.
More information on this camp in a near future…

Mayi Cruz Blanco
FITA Development Department

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Compound Coaching for Archery

Compound coaching for archery from Sept 25

Saturday, September 22, 2007 20:25 [IST]PTI
Jamshedpur: Archery Association Of India, in collaboration with HOYT and Easton Co, USA and Tata Steel, will be holding a five-day Compound Coaching Seminar At J R D Tata Sports Complex here from September 25.
John Dudley, world field compound champion of USA, will conduct the seminar, which is aimed at creating awareness about compound archery in the South Asia Federation (SAF) and Asian countries for the Junior and Cadet World Archery Championship to be held in October in 2008 as well as the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010, Bimlendra Jha, Vice President of the Association said here today.
Jha said the seminar would be first of its kind in compound division in the country. Bhutan, Bangladesh and Singapore have already confirmed their participation in the seminar whereas final intimation from Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal and Sri Lanka is being awaited.

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Deer-Archery Season Opens Statewide September 29

Deer-Archery Season Opens Statewide September 29

Submitted by FishNews on Sat, 2007-09-22 08:25. Hunting News Ohio

Columbus, Ohio -- Approximately 300,000 bowhunters, representing more than half of all Ohioans who hunt deer, are expected to participate in the statewide archery deer hunting season that opens September 29, according to experts with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
During last year's four-month archery season, bowhunters killed 67,912 deer, an increase of 13 percent from the previous year. Crossbow hunters took 38,489 of that number and longbow hunters took a record 29,423 deer. Overall, archers accounted for nearly 29 percent of 237,316 deer taken during Ohio's combined 2006-07 archery, muzzleloader and gun seasons.
Licking County led the state in both the vertical bow and crossbow harvest. Coshocton, Holmes, Tuscarawas and Guernsey rounded out the top five counties in crossbow harvest, while Coshocton, Knox, Muskingum and Holmes completed the list of top five counties in vertical bow harvest.
This year, hunters who purchase an Ohio hunting license and $24 deer permit will be eligible to buy the new $15 antlerless deer permit, which replaces the urban deer permit and is valid September 29 through November 25.
"The intent of the reduced price antlerless deer permit is to focus additional pressure on the antlerless segment of the population. Expanding antlerless hunting opportunities not only aids in herd management, but has the added benefit of improving the buck age structure by reducing pressure on the antlered segment of the population," said Mike Tonkovich, deer biologist for the Division of Wildlife.
"By limiting the use of the antlerless deer permit to the first two months of the season, the division can safely evaluate it as a management tool, while encouraging hunters to commit to harvesting an antlerless deer early," said Tonkovich.
After November 25, archery hunters must use a deer permit for antlerless deer. Under the new regulation, hunters can take one additional antlerless deer in Zone A, up to two additional in Zone B, and up to three additional in Zone C. Details on this new opportunity for archery hunters can be reviewed on the division's Web site at click on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link.
The antlerless deer permits will also be valid for Division of Wildlife controlled deer hunts and for hunting deer in an urban unit.
This year's statewide archery season remains open from September 29 through February 3, including the week of deer-gun season November 26 through December 2. Deer-gun hunters will also be able to enjoy an additional weekend of hunting December 15 and 16. Archers may hunt one half-hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, except during the statewide gun, youth and muzzleloader seasons when they are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Archers hunting during the statewide gun, youth or muzzleloader seasons must meet the hunter orange requirements of those seasons.
To hunt deer in Ohio, hunters must possess a deer permit in addition to a valid hunting license. State law allows hunters to take only one antlered buck per year, regardless the type of deer season, deer permit or weapon used for deer hunting.
A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2007-2008 Ohio Hunting Regulations that is available where licenses are sold, or may be viewed online at

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Archery Becomes a Fashion in China

Archery Becomes a Fashion in China

XI'AN, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- In the men's compound competition of the 2007 Asian Archery Championships here on Monday, Cai Shuo did his best to take the fourth place.

A student from the Capital Sports Institute, Cai is one of about 15,000 modern Chinese who fell in love with the fashionable sport of archery.

"Chinese compound archers are very different from their peers who practice recurve," said Wang Jizhong, team leader of the Chinese compound archery team.

"Because compound archery is not an Olympic event, the archers are economically independent," he added. "They spend their own money for training."

In China, if you practice an Olympic sport and are selected to national or provincial teams, you do not have to worry about money and facilities for training. However, most of non-Olympic players in China do not enjoy as much support, especially economically, from the government.

"Our players all have their own work to do and they practice archery in spare time at local clubs. We only gather when there are major international competitions," said Wang, who runs his own archery club in Beijing.

"We've got about 1,200 regular members in our club and there are no less than 15,000 people who play in archery clubs all over the country."

Wang, formerly a government official, was the first one to set up an archery club in China. Then it spread to other cities including Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Sichuan.

"More and more people have become interested in the sport," Wang said. "It has become kind of fashion that enjoy particular popularity among the white-collar."

It is also an affordable sport to ordinary people. You only have to spend 30 to 40 RMB (about four to six US dollars) per hourto have fun in an archery club in China.

However, if you want to play with your own bows and arrows, it will be much more expensive. A decent compound bow costs about 10,000 RMB (about 1,300 U.S. dollars).

"At present, most of the bows are imported from the United States and South Korea," Wang said. "We are trying to have bows made in China in order to make them cheaper and more affordable."

Wang expected a great future of the sport in China, especially the compound archery.

"For the beginners, compound is much easily than recurve. The young and old, man and woman, all can play," Wang said. "The oldest compound player in the Chinese National Championship is 73,do you believe it?"

"I believe this event will have a great future."

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Target Panic and Traditional Archery

Target Panic and Traditional Archery :
Hedef Korkusu ve Geleneksel Okçuluk

A friend of mine loaned me a video that included a segment on the shooting ability
of a well-known figure in traditional archery. As I was watching the video, I quickly
became impressed with this person’s consistent shooting. His accuracy was
excellent from short range and his release was lightning fast. I imagined him to be a
very good bowhunter. His shooting style, however, was quite unusual.

Before drawing his bow, he would pause in a “pre aim” position as he focused on his
target. When he was ready, he would draw very quickly and release with virtually no
pause about 2-3 inches before reaching full draw. He shot the exact same way time
after time with similar results. He had taught himself an unorthodox, yet consistent
method of shooting a bow.

Watching him shoot begs the question: How and why did he come up with such a
strange way of shooting his bow? To me it looked like he was compensating for a
bad case of target panic. Three of the several common symptoms of target panic
include an inability to hold, snap shooting, and a short draw. Clearly, he had all
three, but how was he able to shoot with accuracy? The difference between him and
most people—including myself when I struggled with target panic—is that he is able
to shoot the same way each time, which is rare in someone with target panic.

Most people with target panic have a continuing deterioration of their shooting
form. You may get a handle on it for a while, but it’s very difficult to be consistent if
you are suffering from target panic. When I had target panic, I was constantly
fighting my form. My symptoms of target panic were varied and my shooting was
inconsistent from shot to shot. When you’re inconsistent in your shooting form, the
computer in your brain can’t make the necessary adjustments between shots to
become very accurate.

So what causes target panic? Archery is a repetitive sport. You do the same thing
over and over again. It is also an immediate results sport. You know right away
whether you made a good shot or poor one. The repetitive nature of archery—
bringing your bow hand on target and releasing the arrow—teaches you on a
subconscious level to release sooner and sooner. Your expectation of the results of
each shot adds pressure. This pressure intensifies when shooting in front of others
or in hunting situations. The combination of repetition and a concern with results
causes target panic.

Repetition seems to be an unlikely cause. It’s logical to think that if you did the
same thing over and over again in a given sport you would get better. In most cases
this is probably true, but with traditional archery this is not the case. In Part III of
this series on target panic, I will go into greater detail how repetition causes target
panic and offer a hint at a possible solution. For more information about target
panic visit

Michael Linsin is a contributing writer for US & International Archer Magazine and
the author of Archery Strong: The 30-minute strength training program designed
specifically for archers. He is also the creator of the Push Release (target panic cure)
DVD for traditional archers.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dear archers,

For Singapore

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Neroli Fairhall

Neroli Fairhall

Los Angeles 8 August 1984, Games of the XXIII Olympiad. Women's archery 70m: New Zealander Neroli FAIRHALL in action. Credit: IOC / Olympic Museum Collections/R. Witschel/IOPP

Born: 26 August 1944
Deceased: 11 June 2006
Birthplace: Christchurch (New Zealand)
Nationality: New Zealand
Sport: Archery
Los Angeles 1984
No awards
Other results:
Commonwealth Games
Gold: 1 (82)
Paralympic Games
Gold: 1 (80)
First Paraplegic Competitor

Neroli Fairhall's athletic career appeared to be finished when she was paralysed from the waist down following a motorbike accident. Undeterred, she took up archery, competing while seated in a wheelchair. In 1984 she earned the right to represent New Zealand at the Los Angeles Games. She finished 35th and gained a place in the record books by becoming the first paraplegic athlete to compete in the Olympics. When asked if she had an advantage shooting from a seated position, she once replied, "I don't know. I've never shot standing up."

Friday, August 3, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Japon Okçuluğu : Kyudo

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ok Deyip Geçmeyin !

Türkçedeki okumak fiili ok kelimesinden gelir; şu bildiğimiz, yayla atılan ok'tan... Ok'la okumak arasında mutlaka anlamlı bir ilişki vardır. Büyük Selçuklular, mektupların başına hâkimiyet alâmeti olarak ok-yay işareti koyarlardı; tuğra belki de bu damgadan doğmuştur.
Okumak fiilinin aynı zamanda, çağırmak, davet etmek anlamı taşıdığını galiba artık sadece dilbilimciler biliyor. Hâlbuki benim çocukluğumda kapı kapı dolaşıp konu komşuyu düğüne çağıran kadınlara okuyucu denirdi. Göktürk alfabesinde de ok şeklindeki harf, "ok" sesi verir.

Dil meseleleri derindir ve rahmetli Şinasi Tekin Hoca gibi mütebahhir iştikakçıların işidir, bizim boyumuzu çok aşar. Şu günlerde Türk okçuluk kültürüyle ilgili iki önemli kitap okudum da, onun için takıldım okumak fiiline. Bu kitaplardan ilki: Türk Okçuluğu ve Sultan Mahmud'un Ok Günlüğü. Sevgili dostum M. Zeki Kuşoğlu, bu kitabı yazmasına vesile olan yazmayı, Söğütlüçeşme'de sadece cumartesi ve pazar günleri açılan hurdacılar çarşısında, sürekli alışveriş ettiği bir hurda kâğıt toplayıcısından satın almış. Birilerinin çöpe atıverdiği yazmanın ne olduğunu söylesem şaşıracaksınız: Sultan II. Mahmud'un ok günlüğü. Öyle ki, Kuşoğlu, hazırladığı kitaba "Çöpten Tarih Sofrasına" adını vermeyi bile düşünmüş.

II. Mahmud, III. Selim gibi okçuluğa çok meraklı ve İstanbul'da en fazla nişan taşına sahip olan padişahtır. Ömrü Devlet Arşivleri'nde geçmiş değerli bir uzman olan Necati Aktaş'ın sadeleştirerek yeni harflere aktardığı bu günlükte bu padişahın hangi tarihlerde kaç kez ve kaç gez (1 gez 66 cm.'dir) attığı kayıt altına alınmıştır.

Kuşoğlu'nun okçuluk tarihine ve kültürüne dair yazılmış bazı önemli metinlerle destekleyerek hazırladığı, Ötüken Neşriyat tarafından yayımlanan ve kapağı, cildi, iç düzeniyle göz dolduran kitap, kültür ve spor tarihimizin bir dönemine kuvvetli bir ışık düşürüyor. Hoş bir tesadüfle, aynı günlerde Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları da A. Şinasi Acar'ın İstanbul'un Son Nişan Taşları adlı kitabını yayımladı. Eskişehir'de yaşamasına rağmen İstanbul'daki nişan taşlarını, dolayısıyla Türk okçuluk tarihini ve kültürünü kendine mesele edinen Şinasi Bey'in eseri, hakikaten her türlü takdirin üstündedir.

Kitabının birinci bölümünde Türklerde okçuluğun önemi, yaylar ve özellikleri, yayın kurulması, yaylarda rastlanan beyitler, Evliya Çelebi'nin zikrettiği yaycılar ve okçular, oklar ve özellikleri, ok atmanın matematiği gibi konuları ele alan Şinasi Acar, "Okmeydanı ve Nişan Taşları" başlığını taşıyan ikinci bölümde sportif okçuluk, hedef okçuluğu ve menzil okçuluğu hakkında bilgi verdikten sonra kabza almak, menzil açmak, menzil almak gibi okçuluk terimleri üzerinde duruyor. Bu bölümde Okmeydanı'nın tarihçesini ve nasıl acımasızca yok edildiğini de öğreniyoruz. Şinasi Acar, ayrıca Okmeydanı'nda ve Okmeydanı dışında günümüze ulaşabilen nişan taşları hakkında da bilgi vererek kitabelerinin çeviriyazılarını kaydediyor.

Bazı semtlere Nişantaşı, Dikilitaş gibi isimlerin verilmesine yol açan bu taşların her birinin aynı zamanda birer sanat şaheseri olduğunu özellikle kaydetmek gerekir. Seçkin hattatlar tarafından yazılmış kitabelerle bezenen bu taşlar, sadece spor tarihimiz açısından değil, mermer işçiliği, hattatlık, hatta edebiyat tarihimiz açısından da büyük önem taşımaktadır.

M. Zeki Kuşoğlu ve Şinasi Acar gibi "deli"ler olmasaydı, kültürümüz büsbütün yok olacaktı. Onlara şükran borçluyuz.

Not: Fotoğraf, A. Şinasi Acar'ın kitabından alındı.

Kasımpaşa-Hasköy kıyı şeridinin kuzeydoğusundaki sırtlarda yer alan Okmeydanı, Fatih'in yadigârı harika bir spor alanıydı ve mâhir okçuların rekorlarını gösteren nişan taşlarıyla bezeliydi. Bir vakıf arazisi olmasına rağmen Vakıflar tarafından göz yumulunca gecekonducular tarafından istila edilip mahvedilen bu meydan, Şinasi Acar'ın ifadesiyle, "eğer korunabilseydi, dünyada eşi olmayan 550 yıllık bir Açıkhava Müzesi olarak uluslararası uzun mesafe okçuluk yarışmalarının yapıldığı bir merkez haline getirilebilirdi".
Unutmadan: Türk hat sanatının kurucusu sayılan Şeyh Hamdullah, büyük bir okçu (kemankeş) ve Okmeydanı'nın ilk şeyhlerinden biriydi. Son büyük hattatlardan Hezarfen Necmeddin Okyay ise Okmeydanı'nın yok olmaması için büyük bir mücadele verdi, ama başaramadı.
19 Nisan 2007, Perşembe

- Beşir Ayvazoğlu,Zaman Gzts.
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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Race to the Beijing Olympics!

The Race to the Beijing Olympics!
Leipzig – 12 July 2007

On Friday afternoon, the team events for the Recurve division will take place. This team event offers 24 places for men and 24 places for women. Additionally, 16 places for men and women will be attributed based on today’s individual results. Let’s see who will qualify for the Olympic Games.

Let’s first recap the rules of the Olympic qualifications:

Ø The eight highest ranked teams for both Recurve Men and Women (excluding China) will qualify for three individual places per team—a total of 24 places.
Ø The 16 top ranked individuals, from countries (Member Associations) other than those mentioned above, qualify for a place (total 16).
Ø All places are attributed to NOCs and not to individuals. There will be subsequent qualifiers early in 2008 to increase the number of archers to 64 men and 64 women. The host nation, China, automatically qualifies three places per gender for Beijing.
Let’s now run a simulation based on the individual results of today and assuming that the top teams in qualifications will win on Friday. Since China is in the top eight teams, we will also consider that a ninth team qualifies. Of course, this is only a simulation. Everything thing can change on Friday when the archers shoot the team matches!

Recurve Men

Going into the matches, the top nine teams are Korea, Great Britain, Italy, Chinese Taipei, PR China, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Canada. All of these countries would secure three places. It is worth nothing that, the Athens Olympic bronze medallist, Ukraine, is not in this list.

According to the individual results today, two archers from Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia and USA would qualify. One archer each from Sweden, Denmark and Iran are certain to qualify because they finished in the top 16. Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey, Romania and Belarus would also qualify.

Let’s take some scenarios for tomorrow:

Ø If the heavily favoured Korea is upset in the first round, three archers would still qualify based on the individual results. However archers from Turkey, Romania and Belarus would then no longer as individuals.

Ø If countries like Great Britain, Japan, Australia, Canada loses in the first round, two archers would still qualify but the list of individual qualified archers would change a lot.

Ø If countries like Italy or Chinese Taipei (silver medallist at the Olympic Games 2004) lose in the first round, no archers would qualify!

In the event of a tie in a team match, there is a 3 arrow tie-break. The ninth team in the ranking will be the one that has the highest score of the first round losing teams.

Recurve Women
The top nine teams of the qualifications are Korea, P.R. China, Poland, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Chinese Taipei, Japan and France. All these countries would secure three places.

According to the individual results today, Ukraine is sure to qualify for two places. Countries like Georgia, DPR Korea, Netherlands and India would qualify for two places each. Countries like the USA, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Denmark, Greece and Venezuela could qualify one archer each.

Let’s take some scenarios for tomorrow:

Ø If Korea and Poland are upset in the first round three archers would still qualify based on the individual results. France has the same chance if Korea and Poland don’t lose in the first round. However, if this is the case, archers from Venezuela, India, Greece and Denmark would no longer qualify.

Ø If countries like Russia, Italy or Japan lose in the first round two archers would probably still qualify.

Ø If countries like Chinese Taipei or Great Britain lose in the first round at least one archer would still qualify.

Tin the event of a tie in a team match, there is a 3- arrow tie-break. The ninth team in the ranking will be the one that has highest score of the first round qualifying teams.

Whatever the case may be, the best way to secure three Olympic places is to win the first round on Friday afternoon.

Didier Miéville
FITA Communication

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Archery at Lord's: China v India v GB

Archery at Lord's: China v India v Great Britain, Monday 6th August

Date released: 7 July 2007

An international archery tournament is to be staged this summer at Lord's - the venue for the archery competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games - for the first time in the ground's 220 year history.
In another historic first, the contestants at Lord's will include teams from China.
This triangular tournament will take place on the morning of Monday 6th August and involve world-class men's and women's sides from Great Britain and India, as well as China.
Devised and organised by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS), the competition will take place after the completion, the previous day, of the Meteksan Archery World Cup in Dover. As a result, the archers from the three nations competing at Lord's - which have a combined population of 2.4 billion - will be some of the world's best.
Announcing the tournament, MCC's Secretary & Chief Executive, Keith Bradshaw said: "I'm delighted that we will be staging this genuinely historic sporting contest. It will be particularly exciting to welcome Chinese competitors to Lord's for the first time."
He continued: "It's all part of our policy of increasing public interest in archery in the approach to 2012. We're also committed to giving British archers every opportunity to train and compete at Lord's in the run-up to the London Olympics, to provide them with the best possible chance of going for gold in the Games themselves."
GNAS's Alf Davies said: "Working together, MCC and GNAS have been developing this idea for many months. I'm delighted that we've now got the go-ahead from each of the three competing nations."
He added: "I am sure it will be a great thrill for each of the archers to take part in the first-ever archery contest at Lord's - one of the world's greatest sporting stages. It will also give them invaluable experience of competing at a ground which will host the Olympic archery competition in five years' time. Everyone at GNAS is looking forward to history, and new friends, being made at Lord's on Monday 6th August."
There will be free ground admission for this historic event, which has been warmly welcomed by both London 2012 and archery's international governing body - FITA.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Who will go to the Beijing Olympics?

Who will go to the Beijing Olympics?
Lausanne – 3 July 2007

One of the highlights of the 44th Outdoor Archery World Championships in Leipzig will be the qualifications for the Olympic Games. We have run a simulation based on the last World Cup event in Antalya.

A total of 40 places for Recurve Men and 40 places for Recurve Women at the Beijing Olympic Games will be determined in Leipzig. They will be allocated according to the following criteria:

* The eight higher ranked teams for both Recurve Men and Women (excluding China) will qualify three individual places—a total of 24 each.

* The 16 top ranked individuals, from other countries (NOCs) than mentioned above, qualify one place (total 16).

All places are attributed to NOCs and not to individuals. There will be subsequent qualifiers early in 2008 to increase the number of archers to 64 men and 64 women. The host nation, China, automatically qualifies three places per gender for the individual and team competitions.

The recent Antalya World Cup was the biggest ever with 330 archers. It was also one of the last tests before the World Championships in Leipzig and most of the top archers and top teams were there. Therefore, we have good data for analysis. However, a few good countries were missing in Antalya and there are more than 550 archers participating in the World Championships in Leipzig. There was a maximum of four participants per category in Antalya, and there will be only three in Leipzig. Thus, below is only a simulation about the qualifications to the Olympic Games and these are neither facts nor predictions.

- The World Cup 2007 in Antalya

Recurve Men
The most important way for a country to earn places for the Olympic Games is to be in top 8 or 9 teams at the World Championships (depending on if China is on the top 8).

In Antalya, the top 9 teams were Russia, Netherlands, Ukraine, Malaysia, China, Italy, Korea, India and USA.

If we compare this to the last Olympic Games in Athens, Japan, France, Sweden, Mexico, Chinese Taipei and Australia would be missing. However, the last two, Chinese Taipei and Australia did not compete in Antalya. Malaysia would be a new-comer. Other contenders like Great Britain, Germany, Belarus or Turkey would also miss the Games.

Of course, these teams could still make it by qualifying three individuals, either in Leipzig or during the remaining qualifying event in 2008.

For instance, based on Antalya, the simulation shows that Mexico, Japan, Turkey, Germany and Great Britain would qualify two individuals. Countries like Poland, France, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia and Denmark would qualify one individual.

The bottom line is that these countries will have had to work hard since Antalya in order to steal the spots of the others.

Recurve Women
Looking at the results of Antalya, the top 8 countries were Korea, Italy, China, France, Russia, Turkey, Poland and Georgia. Great Britain and Mexico were tied for 9th place!

If we compare this to the Athens Games, a lot of countries would be missing: Germany, Greece, Ukraine, India, USA, Japan, Australia and Chinese Taipei (these last two didn’t compete in Antalya). The surprising new-comer would be Georgia.

The USA would actually be a lucky loser, because three archers would have qualified individually and the USA would be allowed to field a team in Beijing. Germany, Ukraine and Japan would qualify two individuals. Belarus, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Moldova and Netherlands would earn one berth.

All may be different in Leipzig but some countries will definitely enter the World Championships with a bit more confidence based on their recent results on the World Cup stages.

In Leipzig, only the top 16 teams of the qualifications will be allowed to compete in match play and therefore have a chance to reach the top 8 or 9 ranks. In other words, the race to Beijing starts Sunday!

Didier Miéville
FITA Communication

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Monday, June 25, 2007


2008 Beijing Olympic Game


Valid as of 1 August 2008

Olympic Competition Format
There are 4 events in the Archery competition in the Olympic Games:

Ø Men’s and Women’s Individual events with the Recurve Bow
Ø Men’s and Women’s Team event with the Recurve Bow

There are separate team and individual competitions. The archery competition is organised in the following rounds: FITA 70m Round and the Olympic Round consisting of the Team Elimination Round, Team Finals Round, the Individual Elimination Round and Individual Finals Round for Women and for Men.

The FITA 70m Round is used to rank the individual archers and to qualify the teams (max 16 qualify). The Olympic Round allows 64 participants for the women’s competition and 64 participants for the men’s competition (qualified at FITA World Championships and other Qualifying Tournaments).

There will be a minimum of 9 teams for the men and the women (8 that qualified at the World Championships, the home country), plus any country that qualifies 3 archers of the same gender for the Olympic Games.

Each elimination and final round consists of a head-to-head match from which the winner advances to the next round. The matches for individual and team elimination rounds are drawn by a match-play table, which is based on the ranking of the FITA 70m Round.

The individual competition consists of elimination rounds (1/32nd, 1/16th, 1/8th) and finals round (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals for bronze medal and gold medal).

The team competition consists of elimination rounds (1/8th, 1/4th) and finals round (semifinals, finals for bronze medal and gold medal). Teams consist of 3 athletes of the same gender and country.

Differences between the FITA World Championships and Olympic Games
The main difference is that the number of participants in FITA World Championships is higher. Therefore a qualifying round is shot in order to determine who enters the elimination round. During FITA World Championships archers shoot the FITA Round which is shot at 4 distances (90m, 70m, 50m and 30m for Men and 70m, 60m, 50m and 30m for Women). During the Olympic Games the only shooting distance is 70m.

There are World Championships in many Archery disciplines which are as follows: Outdoor Target Archery, Indoor Target Archery, Field Archery and Ski-Archery.

Changes since the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
The format and scheduling of the competition in Beijing is slightly changed from Athens. During the 1/32nd and 1/16th elimination rounds the archers that win the 1/32nd will shoot subsequently the 1/16th elimination. They will shoot in groups based on the place obtained in the ranking round. Two separate fields of plays will be used in order to allow for better TV coverage of both parallel matches.

The number of arrows has been changed from 18 to 12 throughout the individual elimination rounds and the number of arrows for teams has been changed from 27 to 24 in 4 ends of 6 arrows.

Sport Rules and Procedures
In individual competition, archers shoot 4 ends of 3 arrows in the elimination and final rounds, in alternate shooting with 30 seconds per arrow.

In the team event, the team shoots 4 ends of 6 arrows (2 arrows per team member) in all rounds. The time-limit is 2 minutes per team per end.

The target face is divided into 10 concentric rings each awarded a score between one and ten, with the innermost ring worth 10 points. The highest score wins the match.

After every end, the trailing archer or team shoots first.

Tie-Break Rules
Tie-break for individuals:
A single arrow will be shot by each archer and the archer with the highest scoring arrow will win. If tied after one arrow, a second tie-breaking arrow will be shot for score. If tied after 2 arrows are shot, a third tie breaking arrow will be shot and the archer with the third arrow closest to the centre will win.

Tie-break for teams:
A single arrow will be shot by each team member. After the first 3 tie breaking arrows are shot, the team with the highest score will win. If still tied, another 3-arrow end will be shot for score. If still tied, a 3rd end of 3 arrows will be shot for score. If tied, the team with the single closest-to-the-centre arrow will win. If tied, the second (or 3rd) arrow closest-to-the-centre will determine the winner. If tied, subsequent 3 arrow ends will be shot until the tie is broken.

The process for ranking the losers with the same score (in the same round) is as follows: the archers are co-ranked at the same position and the subsequent place will take into consideration the number of tied archers.

Penalties / Disqualification Rules
There is set of penalties for infractions; the most common ones are:
Ø loss of the value of any arrow shot after the allocated time
Ø return behind the waiting line in case of incorrect relay in the team event

Protests / Appeals
With the exception of the value of a judged arrow, a participant can appeal against any unfair issue.

FITA Communication
January 2007

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Final Day of the Meteksan Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Antalya, Turkey .

The new star from Russia, Erdyniyeva!
Antalya – 2 June 2007

The final day of the Meteksan Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Antalya, Turkey, gave many exciting final matches. The new Russian star Erdyniyeva won Recurve Women and clinched a place in the World Cup Final later this year. The experienced Kazantseva (RUS) did exactly the same in Compound Women. Brasseur (FRA) and the new comer Kim Yeon Chul (KOR) are the other winners. All matches were broadcast LIVE on TRT and the Polish national channel!

- Anna Kazantseva (RUS) and her coach

Compound Women – Bronze

The first match of the afternoon was between Anastasia Anastasio (ITA) and Gladys Willems (BEL). The latter opened the match with 8-10-9, while Anastasio started with a triple 9. The match was tied at 27. Willems continued with a perfect 10-10-10 end to take a big advantage over her opponent who shot a 6 (57-49). It was a tough experience for the young Italian archer to play at such a level. She held it well, though, with a triple 9 in the third end. However, Willems showed why she holds the World Record (1411) for the FITA Round: another 10-9-9 end for her and a lead of 8 points (84-76). No problem for Willems then to clinch the match and win bronze with a comfortable margin: 112-102.

Compound Men – Bronze

Thomas Hasenfuss (GER) and Roberval Dos Santos (BRA) were then facing each other for the Compound Men bronze medal. This was the first appearance of Hasenfuss in a World Cup final. The score of this match was tied after the first end, both archers shooting two 9s and a 10 for a temporary total of 28. The level raised high in the second end with a perfect three arrow series and a two point lead for the Brazilian (58-56). What a match and come-back by Hasenfuss with a perfect end to tie the match at 86! The two archers were tied with one arrow to go (105-105). Both archers shot a 9 at this moment, which led them to a shoot-off! Roberval, with a low arrow, scored only 8 and left the door open to Hasenfuss who took victory with a 10!
- Sebastien Brasseur (FRA)
Recurve Women – Bronze

Lee Sung Jin (KOR) versus Natalia Valeeva (ITA) for the bronze medal in Recurve Women. The Italian took the line first and opened the match with 29 out of a possible 30. It was Lee’s turn to shoot first for the second end, since she was trailing behind by one point at that time. She scored a triple 9, while Valeeva scored a 7 with her fourth arrow but went on with two perfect shots to keep her lead (56-55). The Italian even doubled her advantage in the third end: 84-82. The two archers proved very close to one another, as they were ranked 4th and 6th in the qualifications. However, with a low 8-10-8 series, Valeeva let Lee come back and tie the match after the twelve regular arrows of the match. Shoot-off again… Valeeva with another poor 8 and Lee took victory with a 10.

Recurve Men – Bronze

The last bronze medal match saw Xue Hai Feng (CHN) face Juan Rene Serrano (MEX). The Mexican was shooting first on target 2 and opened with 28 points. Xue immediately put pressure on him by scoring a perfect 30 with his first three arrows. Serrano went on with a triple 9 and a total of 55. At that moment Xue seemed to lose a bit of concentration: after four consecutive 10s, he shot 8 and 7. The score was then tied! Serrano could keep consistency with a 28-point end, while Xue scored 8-9-10, leaving the lead to his opponent by one point (83-82). The Chinese archer totally got out of his depth with another 7 at his eleventh arrow… Serrano finished his match with a perfect 10 and took the Recurve Men bronze (110-107).

- Natalya Erdyniyeva (RUS)

Compound Women – Gold

The gold medal matches started with Anna Kazantseva (RUS) and Jahna Davis (USA) in Compound Women. The American archer, shooting on target no. 2, started with a low end of 25, possibly due to the wind, as it seemed to be a bit tricky today! Kazantseva took advantage of Davis’ bad start to take the lead immediately with 27. She even increased her advantage to three points at the halfway stage (54-51). Davis went on with a 10-10-8 series, while Kazantseva shot the same end but the other way around (8-10-10). At a result, the American kept trailing behind by three. With a perfect last end, the Russian clinched the match to win another World Cup stage (112-108), and has earned herself a place in the World Cup Final!

Compound Men – Gold

Another American was in the compound finals today: Braden Gellenthien (USA) who had to deal with the French Sebastien Brasseur for the gold in the men’s category. This match began with the American, as well, but at target 1 this time. He started weel with a double 10 and a 9. Brasseur tied this 29 score after the first end with (10-9-10). Same second series for the two archers with 29 additional points each (58-58). It was then Gellenthien who broke the tie first, shooting one point higher than his opponent with three arrows to go (87-86). However, the French showed great tenacity and managed a perfect score of 30 in the last end. This allowed him to clinch the match by one point (116-115) after the American shot 9-9-10.

- From the left: Kim Yeon Chul (KOR) and Im Ji Wan (KOR)

Recurve Women – Gold

After the great Compound Men final, it was no. 1 seed Choi Eun Young (KOR) who faced Natalya Erdyniyeva (RUS) in the Recurve Women category. The Korean started with 7-9-9 for 25 points, while her opponent from Eastern Europe scored 28 with her first three arrows. Choi was trailing by two (54-52) in the middle of the match. Choi seemed she could recover, when she started the second half with a double 10. Unfortunately, she went on with an 8 and Erdyniyeva could keep her advantage (82-80). Both archers finished with a triple 9 and the new rising star of the Russian Federation won the gold (109-107)! She clinched a definitive spot in the World Cup Final!

Recurve Men – Gold

A 100% Korean match and new faces for the last final of the World Cup Stage 3 in Antalya between team-mates Im Ji Wan and Kim Yeon Chul (KOR)! This was the first significant international appearance for both archers. The two archers were tied after the first end at 28 points. Kim took the lead half-way on the score of 56-55. He then doubled his advantage with three arrows to go, leading 85-83. Im closed the session with a good 9-10-9 end, but this was not enough to come back. Victory went to Kim on the final score of 113-111. In this category, Tsyrempilov (RUS) qualified for the World Cup Final when he reached the quarter-final here on Thursday.Stage 3 of the Meteksan Archery World Cup 2007 is now over! The final stage will be held in Dover from 31 July to 5 August, and many places still remain undecided for the World Cup Final in Dubai on 24 November (maximum four spots per category). This bodes well for another exciting archery competition!

Ludivine Maitre Wicki , FITA Communication

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