Khatuna Lorig, Olympic Archer, Trained Jennifer Lawrence In 'The Hunger Games'

08/02/2012 12:43 pm ET | Updated Aug 02, 2012

How did Jennifer Lawrence train for "The Hunger Games?" She had Olympic help, of course!

To prepare for her role as "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence trained with professional archer and Olympian Khatuna Lorig to learn how to properly shoot with a bow and arrow.

"She was lovely," Lorig told the Associated Press. "We had a great time coaching and working together."

Given her connection to the film, Lorig was one of six Olympians featured in a recent Glamour spread. The Olympic archer, together with a few of her fellow female archers, will also grace the cover of an upcoming special-edition "Hunger Games" DVD.

Lorig, who is currently competing in the women's individual archery tournament at the London Olympics, posed for a photograph on Wednesday to promote her association with the successful film -- and to celebrate the upcoming release of "The Hunger Games" on Blu-ray. In the photo, Lorig donned Katniss' signature jacket and Mockingjay pin. Unfortunately, the pin wasn't so lucky for Lorig.

On Thursday, Lorig suffered a loss in the semifinals of the women's individual archery tournament. However, she will still have a chance for a bronze medal.

'The Hunger Games" will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and digital download on Aug. 18. Check out Lorig in action below.

khatuna lorig

'Hunger Games' Premiere

Related on HuffPost:

CONVERSATIONS