I must confess I know nuts about archery. However, hubby gave Little One a toy bow and she has been practicing her shots ever since she had it. That somehow sparks her interest in archery. When I told her that Archery is one of the games in SEA games, she had been asking me to bring her to the matches. Her wish was granted yesterday.
I have not chose to watch any of the paid games because I am not sure whether Little One had the patience to stay on. Fortunately, admission to watch this sport is free. Archery is a short game lasting within 10 to 15 minutes each which I think is short enough just in case Little One decided to leave for somewhere else. The matches that was scheduled yesterday were using recurve bow which is the only type of bow allowed in Olympic.We wanted to support the Singapore team but we could only came after lunch. We arrived only managed to see the last part of the second last match although we were half an hour earlier than the scheduled time at 4pm. Singapore archer Tan Si Lie won that match.
|Appearance of Nila|
We stayed to watch the final for the Men's Individual Recurve as well the Victory Ceremony.
|Final for the Men's Individual Recurve|
If you are keen to watch archery, come today to Kallang Cricket Field. They will be using the compound bows.
Come earlier in case the matches starts earlier. Also, security checks will be conducted.
Nearest MRT station: Mounbatten
Walk towards Kallang MacDonald's and KFC. The field is just next to KFC.
The only type of bow allowed in the Olympic competition. It is also known as a Classic Bow.
In the individual recurve, recurve team (3 Men or 3 Women per team) and Mixed team (1 Woman and 1 Men) events, all shots in Qualification Round and Elimination Rounds are taken from a distance of 70m with 122cm target face, with a maximum of ten (10) points per arrow.
The set system is used in the elimination rounds right up to the final matches for recurve events only. Two (2) set points is being awarded to the archer/team with higher scores per set, while the losing archer/team does not get any. In the event both archery/team are tied at the set, both would be awarded with one (1) set point each. In the individual event, there is a total of five (5) sets, however the first archer to reach six (6) or more set points shall be declared as the winner, without having to complete all five (5) sets. In the team events, there is a total of four (4) sets, the first team to reach 5 or more set points shall be declared as the winner of the match.
This bow has pulleys and cables to make the holding weight less than half of the draw weight.
In the individual compound, compound team (3 Men or 3 Women per team) and Mix team (1 Woman and 1 Men) events, all shots in Qualification Round and Elimination Rounds are taken from a distance of 50m with 80cm, 6-ring target face, and a maximum of ten (10) points per arrow.
The set system does not apply to the compound events. All the arrow values shall be added towards the score of the archer/team in the eliminations. The archer/team with the highest cumulative score shall be declared as the winner of the match.
quoted from source: SEA Games 2015 website