The cross bow system evolved from bow, arrow and gun. About 100 years ago, the Swiss combined the two to form the present crossbow. From then on, a new competitive sport gradually developed, established the organization, and formulated the rules of competition. The international crossbow Federation was founded in 1956, and the first world crossbow shooting championship was held in 1979. Since then, the world championships have been held every two years.
The competition method of cross bow shooting is similar to air rifle, with a range of 10 meters and 30 meters. It is divided into three groups: men, women and teenagers (under 20 years old, win or lose). There are two positions of standing and kneeling. The team ranking is calculated, and a total of 12 gold medals are set.
Many excellent shooters in the world are crossbow shooters at the same time. For example, Cooper of England, the gold medal rifle shooter in Los Angeles Olympic Games, Nipco of Switzerland, the silver medal winner, and so on. Their crossbow shooting standard is very high. At present, the crossbow level is relatively high in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.