Shooting an arrow into a 12.2 cm diameter red circle with a distance of 7 meters is not an easy feat. That is why archers may need some fresh air and inspiring view to lessen the pressure in hitting the bullseye.
Here is a list of some of performance-inspiring places for archers and anyone else who just enjoys magnificent scenery.
PANATHINAIKO STADIUM, ATHENS
The world’s only full-marble stadium was home to the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896.It was last used as a worldwide archery competition venue during the 2004 Olympic Games where South Korea won three of four golds. Each Olympic year, the Olympic flame travels from Panathinaiko Stadium to the Games destination. This year it traveled to Rio.
TROCADERO ESPLANADE, PARIS
Shooting arrows in the City of Love was made possible during the 2013 World Cup Finals. The Trocadero Esplande was an excellent choice for the world class archers vying for the title of World Cup Final Champion. It has long, open, level space that provides a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower, its accompanying gardens, and the Palais de Chaillot.
This year’s Olympic flame destination, Sambodromo brought the carnival vibes in this year’s Games. Known for hosting the world-famous Rio carnival parades and concerts, it underwent renovation in 2012, which expanded its crowd capacity from 60,000 to 72,500.
This year it hosted the Olympic and Paralympic archery events at the Rio 2016 games. It also has a marathon finish line just like Panathinaiko Stadium in the 2004 Olympics. South Korea emerged victorious having both female and male archers winning in the final round.
These places maybe very inspiring for you archers, but even master archers start by shooting at backyard targets. Before starting your trip to World Cup or Olympics, check out first some websites to find compound bows reviews as the first step to your dream to be a master marksman.