One great thing about archery tournaments is seeing how they unleash the competitors’ styles and personalities. From artwork to glittery finger tabs, and from manicures to quiver accessories, the self-expression bits seemed endless.
Check out these 10 ways some of the world’s best competitive archers expressed their personal styles. Leave comments and tell us how you express yourself with archery, whether it’s sharing your love of bows and arrows, or showing your personal style at archery practice!
1. Sara Lopez of Colombia color-coordinated her nails, bow and release aid.
We give her props for the cutest arrow earrings, too!
2. Olympic silver medalist Jake Kaminski cheers for the rest of Team USA in style.
His, um, hairdo gave American archers a reason to smile.
3. This archer, whose name we don’t know, sported a rose-adorned quiver.
Because archery style is all about your accessories, too!
4. This stylish coach rocked a colorful hat AND a pen that says “WINNING.”
Is self-expression all about intimidating the competition?
5. Canada’s Jay Lyon shows that the lumbersexual trend has made it to archery.
OK, so his beard might be too neatly trimmed to qualify as lumbersexual … but we think it’s close.
6. These awesome archery figurines were on sale at the archery field.
Even the tchotchkes are archery-themed art!
7. This finger tab reminds Ariel Gibilaro to believe in her dreams.
The powerful word is a great reminder for this Team USA Olympic hopeful.
8. Check out the fabulous hats-and-sunglasses look by South Korea.
Because big checks and gold medals always look better with a cute hat.
9. This birthday cake was spotted on the field in Shanghai.
REAL fans know that archery-themed desserts taste better!
10. Crystal Gauvin rocks an All-American manicure.
Her red, white and blue nails match her bow and uniform perfectly!
Excited for more competitive archery and style-watching? The Road to Rio is heating up! The next stage of the Archery World Cup is next week, in Antalya, Turkey. Follow World Archery’s coverage, and get to know archery’s top celebs in advance of this summer’s World Archery Championshipsand Pan Am Games.