London 1908  Archery (Ladies invitation)      john Awe

These female archers are competing in the National Round Archery event of the 1908 London Olympics, just eight years after women were first permitted to enter the games at all. The event was won by Sybil (Queenie) Newall of Great Britain.

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Britain's Union flag is painted onto the fingernails of Great Britain Olympic archer Alison Williamson at the London 2012 Olympic Village in east London, on July (John Stillwell/AFP/GettyImages)

British archer Alison Williamson has joined a select group of Olympians after being selected for her sixth consecutive Olympic Games - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

British archer Alison Williamson has joined a select group of Olympians after being selected for her sixth consecutive Olympic Games - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Sudden-Death Win Catapults British Archer, 20, to Rio Olympics

Sudden-Death Win Catapults British Archer, to Rio Olympics

Sudden-Death Win Catapults British Archer, 20, to Rio Olympics

Sudden-Death Win Catapults British Archer, to Rio Olympics

Andrea Gales stunned British team-mate Nicky Hunt in round one of the archery World Cup Grand Final in Edinburgh, but would later miss out on a medal.

The world's best archers are in Edinburgh for the World Cup Grand Final, the largest elite archery event ever to be held in the UK.

They've nailed it! When it comes to sporting the perfect mani, these Olympic athletes deserve a gold medal. Nail art has become a point of national pride for some Olympians, who have used their digits to flash everything from their country's flags to the Olympic rings -- or in the case of British archer Amy Oliver, both. Check out other athletes with winning manicures ...

Olympic athletes sport winning nail art

Queenie Newall, 1908 gold medalist in archery.  Fifty three years old at the time, Queenie is the oldest woman to ever win a gold medal.

Queenie Newell, 1908 gold medalist in archery. Fifty three years old at the time, Queenie is the oldest woman to ever win a gold medal.

They've nailed it! When it comes to sporting the perfect mani, these Olympic athletes deserve a gold medal. Nail art has become a point of national pride for some Olympians, who have used their digits to flash everything from their country's flags to the Olympic rings -- or in the case of British archer Amy Oliver, both. Check out other athletes with winning manicures ...

They've nailed it! When it comes to sporting the perfect mani, these Olympic athletes deserve a gold medal. Nail art has become a point of national pride for some Olympians, who have used their digits to flash everything from their country's flags to the Olympic rings -- or in the case of British archer Amy Oliver, both. Check out other athletes with winning manicures ...

Amy Oliver    Career highlights:    At the 2007 European Championships, her first competition as an international archer, Amy took gold in the individual event plus a silver for the team competition. Was part of the 2010 Commonwealth Games team that stormed through to take silver and she was recently ranked as No.1 British archer at the World Championship trials ahead of team-mates Alison Williamson and Naomi Folkard.

Amy Oliver Career highlights: At the 2007 European Championships, her first competition as an international archer, Amy took gold in the individual event plus a silver for the team competition. Was part of the 2010 Commonwealth Games team that stormed through to take silver and she was recently ranked as No.1 British archer at the World Championship trials ahead of team-mates Alison Williamson and Naomi Folkard.

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Detail of a miniature of a battle with archers and riders in armour, at the beginning of book by the Master of the London Wavrin, from Bellum Gallicum (Les commentaires de Cesar), France (Lille) and Netherlands (Bruges),

British archer William Dod won gold at the 1908 London Olympics.

Bullseye at 1900 Games

View striking Olympic Photos of London 1908 - see the best athletes, medal-winning performances and top Olympic Games moments.

"Paper Plates" Lara Mullen by Tim Gutt for British Vogue, with sets by Shona Heath

Paper Plates Lara Mullen as an Olympiad in a Paper Wedgwood World Tim Gutt for Vogue UK .

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