Competitions of Olympics

Types of Competitions

In International Outdoor Archery Competition, RECURVE Division is played in Asian Games and Olympics Games which was introduced in 1920. COMPOUND Division competition is a part of World Championship, Asian Championship and all continental competitions apart from Recurve division. Compound Archery is prevalent in Europe and America and is now gaining popularity in Asia. The compound bow, with its system of pulleys, makes the string far easier to draw, while the traditional recurve designs makes it more difficult to aim accurately. The Modern Outdoor Target Round commonly known as FITA Round. In response to the interest of spectators and television, the FITA Round was extended further to Olympic Round and FITA Round in itself is called the Ranking round. In India, we have the following three types of competitions. In order to broad base Archery in India and to popularize it further, AAI introduced Indian round in 1993. The Indian Round consists of shooting with Bamboo/wooden bow and arrows.

Events

The Recurve, Compound as well as Indian Round will consist of individual and team events. Indian team compete in the men’s and women’s section of the team and individual events in International meets. Maximum of 8 Archers (4 men and 4 women) in each class can participate in individual event. International Archery Federation has made some changes in the International rules under which each participating countries is allowed to field a maximum of 3 men & 3 women in Recurve and Compound Division each.

Categories

The men as well as women archers are divided into three categories. SUB JUNIOR/CADET – The age of the archer in this category is 15 (Fifteen) years or less on the date of starting of championship. JUNIOR – The age of the archer in this category is 18 (Eighteen) years or less on the date of starting of championship. SENIOR – There is no age bar in this category of archers. Any archer can participate in this category.

DISTANCE

The number of arrows to be shot at the various distances for different categories are given below:-

RECURVE AND COMPOUND ROUND (WOMEN / MEN)

 

Category Distance Target Face Size No. of Arrows In Each End No. of Ends Total No. of Arrows Total Points
Sub-Junior Cadet 60 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
50 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
40 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
30 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
Junior 70/90 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
60/70 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
50 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
30 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
Senior 70/90 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
60/70 m 122 cm 6 6 36 360
50 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
30 m 80 cm 3 12 36 360
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