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.
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.
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),