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The Best Olympic Athletes in Archery

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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    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1989-10-20

    Place Of BirthNottingham, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    Olympic SportSoccer

    NationalityEngland

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe 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 to  ...more
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    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1976-03-04

    Place Of BirthMason City,United States of America,Illinois,Mason County

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

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

    Age: 33
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    Date Of Birth1988-10-27

    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 in  ...more
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    Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Date Of Birth1986-05-12

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold 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 number  ...more
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    Sophie Dodemont

    Age: 48
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    Date Of Birth1973

    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 points.  ...more
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    John David Burnes

    Age: 33
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    Olympic CountryCanada

    Date Of Birth1988-04-26

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Games Participant2008 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.  ...more
  • Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1955-08-30

    Place Of BirthWoodstock,United States of America,Connecticut,Windham County

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Games Participant2008 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 five times, and  ...more
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    William Thompson

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    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1848-03-10

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

    Olympic Medalist EventDouble York Round Men,Men's Double American Round

    Olympic Medalist Games1904 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1904 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze 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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    Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Date Of Birth1975-08-15

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

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

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, individual,Men's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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, World  ...more
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    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1983-10-04

    Place Of BirthCheyenne,United States of America,Wyoming,Laramie County

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Games Participant2008 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 won the  ...more
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    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1841-01-24

    Place Of BirthFranklin County,Pennsylvania,United States of America

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

    Olympic Medalist EventDouble York Round Men,Men's Double American Round

    Olympic Medalist Games1904 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1904 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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 in  ...more
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    Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Date Of Birth1983-01-01

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's individual

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Archery, individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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, set  ...more
  • Olympic CountrySweden

    Date Of Birth1975-06-17

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySweden

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1996 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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 the  ...more
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    Date Of Birth1974-01-01

    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 while  ...more
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    Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's team

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Joo Hyun-Jung is a female professional former world number one archer from South Korea.  ...more
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    Crispin Duenas

    Age: 35
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    Date Of Birth1986-01-05

    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 archers  ...more
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    Olympic CountryUkraine

    Date Of Birth1981-05-24

    Place Of BirthKharkiv,Soviet Union,Ukraine,Kharkiv Oblast,Eurasia

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityUkraine

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold 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 archer.  ...more
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    Berangere Schuh

    Age: 37
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    Date Of Birth1984-06-13

    Bérengère Schuh (born 13 June 1984 in Auxerre) is an athlete from France. She competes in archery.  ...more
  • Olympic CountryCanada

    Date Of Birth1986-12-12

    Place Of BirthQuebec City,Canada,Québec,Agglomeration of Quebec City,Capitale-Nationale

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Games Participant2008 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 women's  ...more
  • Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1983-05-07

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityItaly

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

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, individual,Men's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold 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 the  ...more
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    Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1987-11-22

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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.  ...more
  • Age: 40
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    Olympic CountryChina

    Date Of Birth1981-10-23

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityChina

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Jiang Lin (Chinese: 姜林; pinyin: Jiāng Lín; born 23 October 1981 in Qingdao, Shandong) is a male archer from the People's Republic of China.  ...more
  • Age: 36
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    Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Date Of Birth1985-03-01

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

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

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Archery, team,Women's Archery, individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold 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 at  ...more
  • Olympic CountrySouth Korea

    Date Of Birth1982-03-16

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalitySouth Korea

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold 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 men's  ...more
  • Age: 35
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    Olympic CountryChina

    Date Of Birth1985-12-20

    Place Of BirthTieling,Liaoning,China

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityChina

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionArchery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's team

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Archery, team

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver 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.  ...more