Did you know that the second Saturday in May is Archery Day?
Originally a method of hunting, archery soon evolved into a sport and is now one of the oldest sports in the world. Here are some cool archery facts to help celebrate:
- The first-known archery competition was held in England in 1583.
- Fictional characters who are known for their archery skills include Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, and Marvel’s Hawkeye.
- Archery was added to the Olympic Games in 1900.
- The earliest use of the bow and arrow dates back to Ancient Egypt around 3,000 BC.
Do you know any cool archery facts? Share them with us in the comments!
Until next time!