Bryan Kolstad took to archery as a teenager. After his first time handling a bow, he immediately knew this was one sport he wanted to pursue and invested his time and energy in developing his talent. Archery has developed over the years and has become a popular sport in the United States and around the world. Bryan Kolstad shares a few interesting things you didn’t know about archery.
One of the Safest Sports
Archery is one of the safest sports, according to the National Safety Council. The sport is safer than golf and according to statistics, there has been only one injury for every 2,000 participants. In fact, archery is even safer than bowling.
Speed of Arrows
The speed of an arrow released in competitions flies at over 200 mph. That is about three times faster than a cheetah which is only about 68 mph. With the new line up of compound bows using high quality material, archers have been able to reach speeds up to 347 feet per second. Converted into miles per hour that amounts to 263 mph.
Archery Disappeared from the Olympics
Archery was introduced to the Olympics in 1900 but was dropped in 1920 because there was no uniformity in rules and equipment. It was only reintroduced to the Olympics in 1972, and has continued to be a major sport ever since.
Bryan Kolstad is a toxophilite – an archer. Toxophilite is from the Greek word “toxon” meaning bow and arrow, and “philos” meaning loving.