Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hunger Games Archery Traine -r Khatuna Lorig - at Olympics writes:

Khatuna Lorig, 5 times Olympian and the archery trainer for Jennifer Lawrence, has come 4th in the Women’s Individual Archery Event at the 2012 Olympics in London. Lorig just missed out on a bronze medal to the Mexican archer, Mariana Avitia. Lorig lost 6 sets to 2 but shot incredibly well even hitting the tiny camera exactly in the center of the target! But alas it wasn’t her year.

Khatuna Lorig taught Jennifer Lawrence archery and had the actress shooting 100 arrows a day in her training for Katniss Everdeen. Lorig posed yesterday for The Hollywood Reporter wearing Katniss’ arena jacket and mockingjay pin to celebrate the interest in archery that The Hunger Games has reinvigorated. She spoke with reporters this week about working with Jennifer Lawrence:

“She was lovely. We had a great time coaching and working together. We teased each other a lot. It was a great experience. We were working on looking good on the camera mostly, but she actually got pretty good.”

To reach the 3rd place final, Lorig had beaten Bhutanese Sherab Zam, Danish Louise Laursen, Chinese Ming Cheng and French Berengere Schuh. In the semi-final she narrowly lost to South Korean Bo Bae Ki, who eventually took home the gold. Lorig also competed alongside Miranda Leek and Jennifer Nicholls for Team USA in the Women’s Team Archery Event losing to China in the quarter final. Congrats Khatuna and we’ll see you in 4 years!

Have you become interested in archery thanks to The Hunger Games?

Very Cool! I know my daughter has become interested in it, she elected it as one of her activities for camp next week!

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