In Mongolian culture, "as soon as there's a woman who is clever, who is a good leader, she is also a good archer" - much like Khutulun, the Mongolian princess that this article mentions. Female archers are not only raising eyebrows— they’re raising hopes that all of Mongolia's Olympic style games will be open to women once again.
Mongolia: How the Sparsely Populated Land of Genghis Khan Succeeds at the Olympics
A Mongolian woman discharges an arrow from a bow at an archery competition during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Mongolians celebrate the anniversary of Genghis Khan's march to world conquest on July 11 with the annual sports festival featuring traditional Mongolian events including wrestling, archery, and horse racing.