To pay honor to the Rio Olympics 2016, we bring back several stories where our Post writer tried out some of the less heard of sports.
In 2012, Post staff writer Carlos Frías set out on his personal pentathlon to discover some of the 2012 Summer Games’ more obscure sports. The Olympic sport feature here: Archery.
An excerpt from the 2012 original story:
I pull back on the bow loaded with a carbon-fiber arrow, and archery coach John Bowersox gives me one last piece of advice as I line up the target:
“I want you to imagine the fate of the world rests on this shot,” he says. “How’s that for pressure?”
This is a little game he plays with the scores of children who have signed up for archery lessons at Palm Beach Archery since the movies Brave and The Hunger Games made little girls into arrow-slinging heroes. It’s how he ends his lessons.
Read the rest of his story and find out more about Carlos’ archery skills, read: “One gutsy guy’s personal pentathlon”