Archery is a sport in which participants use a bow and arrow to shoot at a target from a specified distance. The objective is to hit the target with the arrow as accurately and consistently as possible. It requires physical and mental strength, as well as precision and focus. Archery can be practiced individually or in teams and is often enjoyed as a recreational activity as well as a competitive sport. It has a long and rich history, with roots in hunting and warfare, and has become a popular Olympic sport.