World Championships 1973

World Championships 1973

45 years ago, the World Archery Championships were held in Grenoble, France. I came across these photos from the archive of Mikhail Peunov, who competed for the Soviet Union at the 1972 Olympics, finishing 12th.  They were uploaded by Seva Masyakin on the fabulous 1960s and 1970s Archery page on Facebook, and I have added some of his annotations. They evoke a very different era of archery indeed. 

Read more about the 1973 edition here

BONUS: scroll to the bottom for the 1973 Yamaha catalogue, with thanks to Berny ‘Archery Duns’ Trace. 

Emma Gapchenko 
Barbara Frith (centre), then president of FITA
Balov Arsen
Ed Eliason, Steve Lieberman (USA)
Viktor Sidoruk
Steve Lieberman (USA)
Emma Gapchenko warming up

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