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Bob Markworth “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” Video: 80-Year-Old Archer Shoots Blindfolded

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Bob Markworth Little Big Shots Video

By Shari Weiss |

Bob Markworth Little Big Shots Video

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Bob Markworth, an 80-year-old archer, was on the mark when he shot blindfolded on Wednesday’s “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” Watch the video below!

Steve Harvey introduced Markworth as an international performer who would be joined by his very first assistant, Jan. When Markworth took the stage with his bow and arrows, he told the crowd, “Ladies and gentlemen, at this time I’d like to introduce on stage a lady I haven’t seen or worked with for 61 years. The last time we did a show together, she was 17 and I was 19. You do the math.”

Looking at them, though, you’d have no idea the pair was now 78 and 80 years old, respectively. And it wasn’t just their appearance that suggested youth. It was their daredevil spirits. “Are you sure you’re up for this?” Markworth asked. “Absolutely,” Jan responded. He then expertly nailed a balloon she held in her hand.

“And now, this is our signature shot that we did many years ago,” Markworth announced. “I’m going to be completely blindfolded and unable to see my target. My only sense of direction will be the sound of lovely Jan’s voice as she counts one to 10.” And to be “doubly sure” he couldn’t see, the shooting maven donned not just a blindfold, but also a black hood.

Host Harvey looked absolutely terrified as Markworth asked for “two minutes of absolute silence” and got into position. Suspense steadily built as Jan loudly counted with a balloon right by her head. Perhaps needless to say, but the arrow went right into the balloon as opposed to right into Jan.

Markworth, who is a member of the Archery Hall of Fame and a California state champion, may be familiar to some viewers, as he competed on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014, but was eliminated in the second round of the competition. Clearly, though, that didn’t damper his passion. Check out the new videos below!

 


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