Hungarian horseback archers triumph

they beat the rest of Europe again

Hungarion version

Historic Hungarian horseback archers once beat armies of Europe with their famous backwards fireing capabilities. This memory revisited when World record holder Lajos Kassai won the Horseback Archery European Championships last weekend. His students followed him in the awards ceremony.

Students of Lajos Kassai became the best amont competitors from ten nations during the European Championships in Veroce. The world record holder horsback archer won with 367,43 points. His students Marton Szmrecsanyi placed second having 282,20 points, and Istvan Vermes placed third having 259,54 points.

Enjoy some of my pictures from the extraordinary event.

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Mihai Cozmei of Romania is silhouetted during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Mihai Cozmei of Romania is silhouetted during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France practices during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France practices during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France practices during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France practices during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Robin Descamp of France shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Viewers watch as Mihai Cozmei of Romania shoots an arrow to hit a target during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Viewers watch as Mihai Cozmei of Romania shoots an arrow to hit a target during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Mihai Cozmei of Romania rides his horse during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Mihai Cozmei of Romania rides his horse during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Daniel Griffin of South Africa shoots his arrow to hit a target during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Daniel Griffin of South Africa shoots his arrow to hit a target during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Participant attends the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Timea Gal of Hungary takes aim during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Timea Gal of Hungary takes aim during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

Lajos Kassai of Hungary shoots his arrow during the European Open Championship of Horseback Archery in Veroce, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Budapest, Hungary on August 31, 2012. ATTILA VOLGYI

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