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The archers of Bhutan

April 7, 2015

Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and on weekends there are tournaments everywhere.

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The game is played with two teams with a target at each end of the field.The target is all of 82 cm (33″) tall and 31 cm (12″) wide. Every hit get celebrated with a little song and dance.

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And just take a guess at the length of this field? I could hardly see the target at the end of it. I have no idea how anyone can hit it.

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It is 145 meters (about 158 yards)! That is twice the Olympic distance and a much smaller target! Pretty amazing to watch!

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