Acrobatic Archers and Brave Crowds

acrobat female archer shooting with her feet

I must admit that I wouldn’t have the same faith, bravery or stupidity confidence to stand behind the target this Afghan archer is aiming for at this archery contest. He is either the Afgan version of Robin Hood or he has some very, very trusting friends.

Afghans gather to watch as a man participates in a traditional archery match in Ghazni city, on January 28, 2013.
Afghans gather to watch as a man participates in a traditional archery match in Ghazni city, on January 28, 2013.

I’d like to see another photograph about 15 seconds after this one. Hopefully it didn’t look like this:

archery gone horribly wrong
Hey look! I found your arrow.

But even if he hit the target, you don’t give him much for style points. Take a look at this female archer/acrobat and tell me she doesn’t shoot arrows with with a bit more style.

I'm sure this will attract more male spectators to the sport of archery.
I’m sure this will attract more male spectators to the sport of archery.
This makes gymnastics look simple.
This makes gymnastics look simple.
For the archer/gymnast in your family.
For the archer/gymnast in your family.

If you find these pictures of acrobatic archers to be hard to believe, check out this video showing a lovely lady shooting the arrow in the center of the bulls-eye while performing this gymnastic pose.

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