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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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  • 1
    Im Dong-Hyun
    61
    28

    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)... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    William Thompson
    47
    15

    William Thompson

    Dec. at 70 (1848-1918)

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    60
    32

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Park Sung Hyun
    32
    9

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    35
    22

    John David Burnes

    Age: 30

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Yun Ok-Hee
    27
    13

    Yun Ok-Hee

    Age: 33

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Park Kyung-mo
    29
    17

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Sophie Dodemont
    23
    16

    Sophie Dodemont

    Age: 46

    Date Of Birth1973

    Sophie Dodemont (born August 30, 1973 in Pont-Sainte-Maxence) is a female archer from... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Lee Chang-hwan
    18
    9

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    17
    9

    Jason Lyon

    Age: 32

    Olympic CountryCanada

    Date Of Birth1986-05-24

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Jason ("Jay") Lyon (born 24 May 1986 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is an archer from Canada. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    15
    8

    Brady Ellison

    Age: 30

    Date Of Birth1988-10-27

    Brady 'The Arizona Cowboy' Ellison (born October 27, 1988) is an American archer who competes... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    20
    16

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Sophie Bradley

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Khatuna Lorig
    14
    11

    Date Of Birth1974-01-01

    Khatuna Lorig (; born January 1, 1974 in Tbilisi as Khatuna Kvrivishvili, Georgian: ხათუნა... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    10
    8

    Robert Williams

    Dec. at 73 (1841-1914)

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    10
    10

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Joo Hyun-Jung
    12
    12

    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.
  • 20
    Marco Galiazzo

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Bair Badënov
    10
    10

    Olympic CountryRussia

    Date Of Birth1976-06-28

    Olympic SportArchery

    NationalityRussia

    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 WonBronze medal

    Bair Badënov (Russian: Баи́р Доржи́евич Бадёнов, Baír Dorzhíyevich Badyónov, pronounced [bɐˈir... more on Wikipedia
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    9
    10

    Crispin Duenas

    Age: 33

    Date Of Birth1986-01-05

    Crispin Duenas (born January 5, 1986) is a Canadian recurve archer who represented Canada at... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Berangere Schuh
    7
    7

    Berangere Schuh

    Age: 34

    Date Of Birth1984-06-13

    Bérengère Schuh (born 13 June 1984 in Auxerre) is an athlete from France. She competes in... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    6
    7

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    12
    18

    Guo Dan

    Age: 33

    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... more on Wikipedia