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The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery 

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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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Im Dong-Hyun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 32

Olympic Country: South Korea

Date Of Birth: 1986-05-12

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

Im Dong-Hyun (Korean: 임동현; Hanja: 林東賢; Korean pronunciation: [im.doŋ.ɦjʌn]; born 12 May 1986) is a South Korean archer. He competes for the South Korean national team and is a former world ...more
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Vic Wunderle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 42

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1976-03-04

Place Of Birth: Mason City, United States of America, Illinois, Mason County

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Victor Steven "Vic" Wunderle (born March 4, 1976 in Lincoln, Illinois) is an archer from the United States.
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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: 30

Olympic Country: Canada

Date Of Birth: 1988-04-26

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Canada

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

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: 43

Olympic Country: South Korea

Date Of Birth: 1975-08-15

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual, Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, individual, Men's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal, Gold medal

Park Kyung-mo (Korean pronunciation: [pak̚.k͈jʌŋ.mo]; born August 15, 1975) is an archer from South Korea. He has won gold medals at the three major World Archery Federation events (Olympics, ...more
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Sophie Dodemont is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Sophie Dodemont Age: 46

Date Of Birth: 1973

Sophie Dodemont (born August 30, 1973 in Pont-Sainte-Maxence) is a female archer from France. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Dodemont finished her ranking round with a total of 632 ...more
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Jennifer Nichols is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 35

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1983-10-04

Place Of Birth: Cheyenne, United States of America, Wyoming, Laramie County

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Jennifer L. Nichols (born October 4, 1983) is an archer from the United States. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Nichols started archery when she was twelve years old and at fifteen she ...more
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William Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
William Thompson Dec. at 70 (1848-1918)

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1848-03-10

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's double York round, Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's Double American Round

Olympic Medalist Event: Double York Round Men, Men's Double American Round

Olympic Medalist Games: 1904 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1904 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

William Henry Thompson (March 10, 1848 – August 12, 1918) was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won two bronze medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics in ...more
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Khatuna Lorig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 45

Date Of Birth: 1974-01-01

Khatuna Lorig (; born January 1, 1974 in Tbilisi as Khatuna Kvrivishvili, Georgian: ხათუნა ქვრივიშვილი) is an American archer of Georgian origin. She has used at least 3 different last names ...more
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Richard "Butch"... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 63

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1955-08-30

Place Of Birth: Woodstock, United States of America, Connecticut, Windham County

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Richard Andrew "Butch" Johnson (born August 30, 1955 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an archer from Woodstock, Connecticut in the United States. He has competed in the Summer Olympics ...more
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Brady Ellison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Brady Ellison Age: 30

Date Of Birth: 1988-10-27

Brady 'The Arizona Cowboy' Ellison (born October 27, 1988) is an American archer who competes in recurve archery. He is currently a Resident Athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center ...more
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Park Sung Hyun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 36

Olympic Country: South Korea

Date Of Birth: 1983-01-01

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's individual

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Archery, individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Park Sung-hyun (Korean: 박성현; Hanja: 朴成賢; born January 1, 1983) is a world champion and former world No. 1 archer from South Korea. She had held the women's world record for a 70m 72-arrow round, ...more
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Joo Hyun-Jung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 33

Olympic Country: South Korea

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

Joo Hyun-Jung is a female professional former world number one archer from South Korea.
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Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Dec. at 73 (1841-1914)

Olympic Country: United States of America

Date Of Birth: 1841-01-24

Place Of Birth: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: United States of America

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's double York round, Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's Double American Round

Olympic Medalist Event: Double York Round Men, Men's Double American Round

Olympic Medalist Games: 1904 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1904 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Robert W. Williams, Jr. (January 24, 1841 - December 10, 1914) was an American archer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won two silver medals in Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics ...more
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Crispin Duenas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Crispin Duenas Age: 33

Date Of Birth: 1986-01-05

Crispin Duenas (born January 5, 1986) is a Canadian recurve archer who represented Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is one of Canada's top male ...more
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Marco Galiazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 35

Olympic Country: Italy

Date Of Birth: 1983-05-07

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Italy

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's individual, Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, individual, Men's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal

Marco Galiazzo (born 7 May 1983 in Padova) is an athlete from Italy. He competes in archery for C.S. Aeronautica Militare, and is a former world number one. He was the first Olympic champion in ...more
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Magnus Petersson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 43

Olympic Country: Sweden

Date Of Birth: 1975-06-17

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Sweden

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Magnus Petersson (born 17 June 1975 in Gothenburg) 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 ...more
17
Marie-Pier Beaudet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 32

Olympic Country: Canada

Date Of Birth: 1986-12-12

Place Of Birth: Quebec City, Canada, Québec, Agglomeration of Quebec City, Capitale-Nationale, + more

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Canada

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Marie-Pier Beaudet (born December 12, 1986 in Quebec City, Quebec) is Canadian archer and three-time Olympian. Beaudet represented Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She placed 47th in the ...more
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Sophie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
DominicGrimes added Age: 29

Olympic Country: United Kingdom

Date Of Birth: 1989-10-20

Place Of Birth: Nottingham, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

Olympic Sport: Soccer

Nationality: England

Olympic Games Participant: The London 2012 Summer Olympics

Sophie Elizabeth Bradley-Auckland (born 20 October 1989) is an English international football defender who plays for Liverpool. She previously played for her local club Nottingham Forest, moving ...more
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Yun Ok-Hee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 33

Olympic Country: South Korea

Date Of Birth: 1985-03-01

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's team, Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's individual

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Archery, team, Women's Archery, individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Bronze medal

Yun Ok-hee (Korean: 윤옥희, Hanja: 尹玉姬, Korean pronunciation: [jun.o.kʰi]; born 1 March 1985) is a South Korean archer, who won the gold medal in the team and a silver in the individual competition ...more
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Berangere Schuh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Berangere Schuh Age: 34

Date Of Birth: 1984-06-13

Bérengère Schuh (born 13 June 1984 in Auxerre) is an athlete from France. She competes in archery.
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Mauro Nespoli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 31

Olympic Country: Italy

Date Of Birth: 1987-11-22

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Italy

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Mauro Nespoli (born 22 November 1987) is an Italian archer who was a member of the Italian teams that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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Lee Chang-hwan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 36

Olympic Country: South Korea

Date Of Birth: 1982-03-16

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: South Korea

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

Lee Chang-hwan (Korean pronunciation: [i.tɕʰaŋ.ɦwan]; born 16 March 1982) is a professional archer from South Korea. He competed in Archery at the 2006 Asian Games and won a gold medal with the ...more
23
Viktor Ruban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 37

Olympic Country: Ukraine

Date Of Birth: 1981-05-24

Place Of Birth: Kharkiv, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Kharkiv Oblast, Eurasia, + more

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Ukraine

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Archery, individual

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal

Viktor Hennadiyovych Ruban (Ukrainian: Віктор Геннадійович Рубан; born 24 May 1981 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is an Olympic gold medal winning former world number one Ukrainian
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Guo Dan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Age: 33

Olympic Country: China

Date Of Birth: 1985-12-20

Place Of Birth: Tieling, Liaoning, China

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: China

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's team

Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Archery, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

Guo Dan (Chinese: 郭丹; pinyin: Guō Dān; born December 20, 1985 in Tieling, Liaoning) is a female archer from the People's Republic of China.
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Jason Lyon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery
Jason Lyon Age: 32

Olympic Country: Canada

Date Of Birth: 1986-05-24

Olympic Sport: Archery

Nationality: Canada

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Jason ("Jay") Lyon (born 24 May 1986 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is an archer from Canada. He is a member of the Canadian National archery team who has competed in the 2004 World Junior ...more