October 4, 2011

Archery at the home of cricket

Nikita Bastian
An archery event at Lord's in the run up to the 2012 Olympics, London, October 4, 2011
Archers head out of the pavilion at Lord's  © Getty Images

You’ve probably heard several cricketers gushing about being on the Honours Boards at Lord’s and heard all about the heaps of tradition behind the ground. Could the hallowed turf be special to a Korean archer though? Now, with the English domestic season complete, it is.

South Korean Olympic gold-medallist Im Dong-hyun broke his own world record at Lord’s on Monday, in an archery tournament designed to be a test run ahead of next year’s Olympics. In September, Lord’s had been designated as the Olympics archery venue. The archers will have to shoot over the square, with the famous pavilion as the backdrop. Touches of William Tell at the village square then?

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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