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Iran Crowned at World Horseback Archery Championship

Source: Mehr News Agency

Iran won the 7th World Horseback Archery Championship in Sokcho, South Korea on Monday for a second time in a row. Also, Iran's Mehdi Safaei was named as the most technical coach of the competitions.

A Timurid drawing of an Ilkhanid horse archer.

Signed (lower right) Muhammad ibn Mahmudshah al-Khayyam
Iran, early 15th century. Ink and gold on paper

Some 32 athletes from seven countries took part in the 7th World Horseback Archery Championship. Iran participated in the event with three men and three women athletes.

A horse archer also called horsed archer or mounted archer is a cavalryman armed with a bow, able to shoot while riding from horseback.

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