The admiration of The Hunger Games series is increasing interest in the sport of archery, especially among girls. Some sporting equipment outfitters say they’ve seen a huge boost in bow and arrow sales since the film series began in 2012.
Following in the paths of Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, who’s highly talented with a bow and arrow, is one reason many girls are learning archery now.
Many in the archery industry are ready to capitalize on the rising interest in the sport. But the governing body for the Olympic sport says the growth following The Hunger Games original movie in 2012 caught a lot of people by surprise.
Over the years, overall membership in USA Archery has more than tripled. However, USA Archery officials state there’s plenty of room for more growth. In recent years, the Archery Trade Association held an ad campaign urging kids and teens to give the sport a try.
The message and the imagery, it’s all a real new look for archery. The powers that be are all collectively behind it. It sorta likes their personal ‘Got Milk?’ campaign, so to say, for the sport.
USA Archery is expanding efforts to train and certify more instructors to satisfy the growing demand.
A sudden surge in popularity
Stating archery had an increase of interest in 2012 would be putting it mildly. In 2012 archery was pushed into the spotlight and quickly it had become a hot “new” sport for various types of people of any age. No longer was the sport just for bowhunters who were men as many folks had obviously imagined it was supposed to be. Now any human being of any age, female or male, were now running to the closest bow shop to buy a bow of their own.
While this is one of the toughest and demanding sports in the history of the industry, it is also very well-liked among the common folks. These females with their intense strength and mental fortitude have proved weightlifting is not just the men’s domain and have highly contributed to this remarkable sport.
On the list of the best female weightlifters in the world, there is Zulfiya Chinshanlo from Kazakhstan. She now participates in both the 58 kg and 53 kg category. While she may be infamous because her name was dragged in the fight between Kazakhstan and Chinese government as to which country she belonged, she is a capable weightlifter who has won an Olympic gold medal, three World Championships and was runner up at two Asian Games and also the Youth Olympic Games.
On the best list, there is Cao Li from China contending in 75 kg and 69 kg category. One of the Chinese best when it comes to weightlifting, Cao has earned an Olympic gold medal, an Asian Games, two World Championships and two East Asian Games. She is a talented and amazing person as well as an incredible sportswoman. Besides her reputation as one of the greatest weightlifters, she also made her stand as one of the most successful Olympic Athletes of all time.
On the list of the top female weightlifters in the world, there is Nurcan Taylan. Initially from Turkey, she participates in 53 kg and 48 kg category. Born into an underprivileged family, Nurcan went onto writing her own history when she became the 1st female athlete of Turkey to win an Olympic gold medal. Also, she has won a World Championship, 6 European Championship, and 2 Mediterranean games and holds one World Record, 6 European Records, as well as tying tied two others.