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  • "There is an affliction so feared by elite archers that many in the sport refuse to even speak its name. Archery coaches who specialize in treating the problem are sworn not to reveal the identities of archers in its grip, even though they estimate that up to 90 percent of high-level competitors will fall victim at least once in their career.

    Target panic, as the condition is known, causes crack shots to suddenly lose control of their bows, and their composure. Mysteriously, sufferers start releasing the bow the instant they see the target, sabotaging any chance of a gold-medal shot."

    The New York Times, The Secret Curse of Expert Archers, by Katie Thomas, August 1, 2008

    August 1, 2008

  • Oh! Oh! Someone's adding archery words!! *is way too excited* And did you see focal dystonia too?!

    I love Wordie!

    August 1, 2008