“The idea that I got when reading what was written is that it can only be a hunting tool, with hunting tips, which has nothing to do with sport shooting, and that it could probably be a compound bow. with pulleys. Hunting tips were used to make victims that are certainly not those used for compounding or in the Olympic bow and in sports practice. An arrow with a normal point certainly does not kill unless it hits a point vital”. This is the opinion expressed by Sante Spigarelli, Vice President Fitarco and Technical Coordinator of the Olympic National Archery Team, as well as a builder of sports bows, at Adnkronos, on what happened in Norway where a 37-year-old Danish man killed 5 people with bows and arrows, wounding two others, in Kongsberg, 70 kilometers south of Oslo, sowing panic among the population. In Italy the safety requirements for sports archery are nothing short of strict. The Fitarco Companies do not allow even recreational activities to be carried out if all the safety requirements are not met and what happened in Norway here has never occurred.
“The speed is linked to the weight of the arrow, certainly it was at a fairly short distance where that type of arrow can cause significant damage. In Italy bow hunting is regulated and is equated to the one shot shotgun, used for hunting. to large animals, not a shotgun or other types, so the hunting bow is considered a full-fledged weapon. A sports-type equipment is absolutely not capable of making five casualties with a single shooter “, he held to underline Spigarelli. “In Italy things are regulated very clearly. A person in the street or in the woods in Italy with a hunting bow and arrow is a poacher”.
“He was definitely a trained person. I was amazed. A silver Mauro Nespoli at the Tokyo Olympics on a moving target at 30 meters would have a hard time catching it, it’s not his specialty. We shoot at stationary targets, it’s the antithesis as much as success, from sports shooting “, added the Technical Coordinator of the Olympic National team who builds bows and sports accessories, Olympic equipment. “Bow hunting with us is not prohibited but you must have a license. But it is the tip that makes the big difference and that can kill”.