Analysis of scores and arrow grouping at major international archery competitions

Archers lose score for a variety of reasons. While some of those have been studied, there appears to have been little consideration of their relative importance. ArchersÂ’ scores and arrow groups on the target were analysed at two of the major international tournaments held during 2013. It was found that many archers lose score through incorrectly adjusting their sights, which can have a major impact on their final placing in the event. It was also found that as the archerÂ’s ability improves, so does the relative importance of factors with regard to their equipment and technique, which result in score loss that increase faster than linearly with distance.
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Subjects: competition 2013 analysis archery international perception movement precision sports equipment
Notations: technical and natural sciences technical sports
Tagging: Wettkampfanalyse
DOI: 10.1177/1754337113519760
Published in: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
Published: 2014
Volume: 228
Issue: 2
Pages: 86-94
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: intermediate