Nottingham European Archery Games 2016 Finals

Day One of the finals for the Nottingham European Archery games saw so many spectacular athletes shooting their compound bows brilliantly. The gold medalist for the men's compound, and european champion Stephan Hansen.

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I love capturing the moment when an athlete releases the arrow. Arrows travel at such high speeds they're nearly impossible to see. Below you see Genet of France.

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You can hardly see it but the archer from Denmark below just released his arrow. See the streak on the right?

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This little hero was fetching the arrows from the targets for the archers.

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And here are a few more of my favorites:

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Good luck to all the athletes competing tomorrow in the recurve finals!