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List of the best archery Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous archery event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic archery Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest archery Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best archery athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List includes Marco Galiazzo, Viktor Ruban and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic archery athletes?" and "Who is the best archery competitor of all time?"
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Vic Wunderle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 42 Victor S. Wunderle is an archer from the United States.

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Im Dong-Hyun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 31 Im Dong-Hyun is a South Korean archer. He competes for the South Korean national team and is a former world number one. He has 20/200 vision in his left eye and 20/100 vision in his right eye, ...more

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John David Burnes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
John David Burnes age 29 John David Burnes is an Olympic athlete from Canada, who competes in archery. He participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics, both individually and with the Canadian Men's Team.

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Park Kyung-mo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 42 Park Kyung-mo is an archer from South Korea. He has won gold medals at the three major World Archery Federation events and is a former world number one.

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Jennifer Nichols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 34 Jennifer Nichols is an archer from the United States. Nichols started archery when she was twelve years old. At fifteen, she won the National Youth Archery Competition.

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Sophie Dodemont is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Sophie Dodemont age 45 Sophie Dodemont is a female archer from France. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Dodemont finished her ranking round with a total of 632 points. This gave her the 32nd seed for the final ...more

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Khatuna Lorig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 44 Khatuna Lorig is an American archer of Georgian origin. She has used at least 3 different last names while competing in and representing various different countries. Khatuna Kvrivichvili, СССР ...more

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William Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
William Thompson Died at 70 (1848-1918) William Henry Thompson was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won two bronze medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics in Missouri in the double York round, ...more

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age 62 Richard Andrew Johnson is an archer from Woodstock, Connecticut in the United States. He has competed in the Summer Olympics five times, and was a part of the gold medal U.S. team at the 1996 ...more

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Sophie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
DominicGrimes added age 28 Sophie Elizabeth Bradley is an English international football defender. Bradley plays in a centre back position for FA WSL club Notts County. She previously played for her local club Nottingham ...more

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Park Sung Hyun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 35 Park Sung-Hyun is a world champion and former world number one archer from South Korea. She holds the women's world record for a 70m 72-arrow round, set at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and won a ...more

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Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Died at 73 (1841-1914) Robert W. Williams, Jr. was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won two silver medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics in Missouri in the double york and ...more

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Brady Ellison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Brady Ellison age 29 Brady Ellison is an athlete from the United States, who competes in recurve archery. He is currently a Resident Athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. ...more

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Joo Hyun-Jung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 33 Joo Hyun-Jung is a female professional former world number one archer from South Korea.

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Crispin Duenas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Crispin Duenas age 32 Crispin Duenas is a Canadian recurve archer who represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He is one of Canada's top male archers with a successful international career as both a ...more

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Marco Galiazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 34 Marco Galiazzo is an athlete from Italy. He competes in archery for C.S. Aeronautica Militare, and is a former world number one. It was the first Olympic champion in the Italian archery history, ...more

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Marie-Pier Beaudet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 31 Marie-Pier Beaudet is Canadian archer and three-time Olympian. Beaudet represented Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She placed 47th in the women's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow ...more

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Yun Ok-Hee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 33 Yun Ok-Hee is a South Korean archer, who won the gold medal in the team and a silver in the individual competition at the 2006 Asian Games and is a former world number one.

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Mauro Nespoli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 30 Mauro Nespoli is an Italian archer.

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Magnus Petersson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 42 Magnus Petersson is an archer from Sweden. He is an experienced Olympian, having won a silver medal in 1996. Petersson advanced to the semifinals in archery at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was ...more

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Lee Chang-hwan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 36 Lee Chang-hwan is a professional archer from South Korea. He competed in Archery at the 2006 Asian Games and won a gold medal with the men's team consisting of himself, Im Dong Hyun, Jang Yong ...more

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Berangere Schuh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Berangere Schuh age 33 Berengere Schuh is an athlete. He represented France in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Guo Dan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 32 Guo Dan is a female archer from the People's Republic of China.

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Jason Lyon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Jason Lyon age 31 Jason Lyon is an archer from Canada. Lyon is a member of the Canadian National archery team who has competed in the 2004 World Junior Archery Championships, 2005 World Senior Archery ...more

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Jiang Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 36 Jiang Lin is a male archer from the People's Republic of China.

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Ilario Di Buò is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 52 Ilario Di Buò is an archer from Italy, who was formerly ranked number one in the world. Di Buò won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the team archery competition. He ...more

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Viktor Ruban is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 36 Viktor Ruban is an Olympic gold medal winning former world number one Ukrainian archer.

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Xue Haifeng is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 38 Xue Haifeng is an archer from the People's Republic of China.

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Virginie Arnold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Virginie Arnold age 38 Virginie Arnold is a female archer from France. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Arnold finished her ranking round with a total of 626 points. This gave her the 39th seed for the final ...more

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Li Wenquan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 32 Li Wenquan is a male archer from Gaotian village, Yangshuo County, Guilin City in the People's Republic of China.

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Zhang Juanjuan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 37 Zhang Juanjuan is an archer from the People's Republic of China.

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Chen Ling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 30 Chen Ling is a female archer from the People's Republic of China.

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Bair Badënov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
age 41 Bair Badënov is a Russian archer. Badënov, who started training in 1986, was a World Champion among Youth in 1993, a European champion in 1996. Participated in 1996 Olympics in Atlanta ...more