Friday, September 14, 2012

The historic shot

A couple of weeks ago, the renown Hungarian long distance archer József Mónus set a new world record. At an international archery tournament in Ergun city in Inner Mongolia, China, Mónus shot an arrow exactly 653 meters. In 2010, Mónus broke a medieval record set in the year 1226 with a new personal best of 603 meters. 

The result of his 653 meter shot was validated by Turkish, Chinese and Mongolian officials at the tournament. Archers from 11 countries participated in the tournament and over 100,000 people attended to watch. Mónus is well-known in the international archery community. This YouTube video shows him at the tournament and the way in which he shot the historic world record.