|Governing Body:||World Archery Federation (WA)|
Archery, the skill present since the beginning of the human civilization when people used it as a mode to hunt in order to feed themselves and their family, and as a combat to protect them against the enemies. The technique of bow and arrow gained much popularity later on too and was widely practiced by the kings and worriers to win the battle by killing the army of the enemy.
Archery was developed in Asia on a wider scale and a number of historical sources display that it was a skill of utmost importance which the deities and heroes of those times used to master.
Talking about today, the art is mainly practiced as a competitive and a recreational activity. The person who practices and participates in archery competitions is known as an archer or a bowman. Archery is a sport that requires skills of precision, control, focus, and determination. It is one of the favorite pastimes in both developed and developing countries. The sport has been present in the Olympics since 1900 when it was introduced in Paris Summer Olympics.
Both male and female participants can compete in the sport in individual, mixed and team competitions.
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Deepika has won a double gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she has also preformed immensely well at the Archery World Cups and has consecutively won three silver medals.
The year 2016 is regarded as the best year for Brady as he started the outdoor season by putting the third highest score in the history with 697 points at the Shanghai Hyundai Archery World Cup stage. He then won the mixed team final as well in the same event.