Between movies, TV and the Olympic Games, everyone knows archery is a badass sport. Hawkeye and Green Arrow make it look easy with their midair trick shots. Katniss Everdeen led a revolution with her bow and arrow. But although we love seeing bows on the big screen, it’s the real-life superheroes who REALLY earn our “archery badass” badge.
Arrowing bull’s-eyes requires a cocktail of science, technique and poise under pressure, without the help of special effects or video editing. That’s what makes Team USA a fearsome force in the upcoming Olympic Games. These guys and gals are true superheroes. They’ve devoted thousands of hours and even more arrows to securing the United States a slot in the Olympic archery competition, and the opportunity for more trips to the podium.
Do you have what it takes to be an Olympic archery badass? Take this quiz to find out.