Archery The Warriors Sport

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Introduction of the “Games”

The famous Olympic Games or Olympics is one of the leading international sporting events, that feature summer and winter sports competitions in which a vast number of athletes from all corners of the world compete in a variety of different games. The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years,

According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of “Pelops”, the founder of the Olympic Games.

This massive event host’s a huge number of different sports that can range from basketball, football, swimming, shooting and even wrestling and many others. One of the sports activity held at the Olympic Games is Archery. It is redeemed as one of the oldest sports that is still practiced and is linked closely to the development of human civilization.

Archery Event

The Archery sports featured many athletes from around the world who performed their level best at representing their beloved country upon an international platform. The games took an exaggerating eight days to determine which athlete was liable to win the iconic gold medal for their country, with many up’s and down’s the results were astonishing.


The finalists of the archery event consisted of four athletes, Sjef van den Berg  is a male archer from the Netherlands He won the gold medal in the team event and the silver medal in the individual event at the last 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has also competed at the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sjef van den Berg went head on with Brady ‘The Prospector’ Ellison an American archer who competes in recurve archery. He is currently a Resident Athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

He holds the record for the longest continuous period as the world number-one-ranked men’s recurve archer, from August 2011 to April 2013. He earned his nickname “The Prospector” during the 2015 world championships due to his proclivity for ‘finding gold’. The result of the match ended up with Brady Ellison to proudly win a bronze medal for USA.

At last for the Gold medal match, at one corner we had Jean Charles Valladont, a fine athlete born in 1989 around the area of Besançon. Jean Charles Valladont is an athlete who performed quite well in archery but still ended up winning the silver medal for France. The winner of the gold medal came all the way from South Korea. Ku Bon-chan  is a recurve archer that earned the spot light with his victory. Ku shot six consecutive perfect tens across three sets in the gold medal match against the Jean Charles Valladot that entitled him with his second Olympic victory.