Woman archer snuffs out candle with a single, perfect shot

Emerald Pellot

Katniss Everdeen has got nothing on TikTok’s favorite archer.

Jennifer Delaney, AKA freedomandfeathers on TikTok and Instagram, is really good at archery. The queen of hand-eye coordination tried to take up yoga but “fell in love with archery, throwing knives, guns and country dancing,” instead. Delaney isn’t shy about flexing her expertise on social media. 

She captured her precision skills in a TikTok video. In one clip, Delaney throws a tennis ball in the air, then expertly shoots it with her arrow. The impressive hit amassed over 5 million views on TikTok.

Delaney created a move she called the “trap and hit” in another clip. To pull the trick off she set up a pendulum as a target. She “trapped” the swinging object, by launching an arrow parallel to it. This shot made the pendulum static. When it stopped moving she “hit” it by shooting a second arrow straight through its center. 

However, nothing quite encompasses the archer’s exactness than Delaney’s take on the “candle challenge.” She placed a small, lit candle on a block, then positioned herself several yards away. Delaney released her bow and in a single shot snuffed out the candle flame while leaving the candle itself intact. 

The clip received 253,000 views on TikTok. Users praised Delaney’s excellency. 

“When that candle went out my heart lit up,” one TikTok user wrote.

“I’ve seen some really cool things, and this is one of them… Amazing!” someone commented.

“Perfect shot. You are too good,” a person said

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