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10 Best Olympics archers of all time

Archery practice at Rio 2016
Rahul Gupta
Modified 06 Aug 2016, 16:12 IST
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Archery is a sport of accuracy. It requires great aim, judgement of the wind, impeccable self-control and nerves of steel. Besides all these attributes, one needs to have the mental toughness of delivering on the world stage and handle the pressure that comes with the glory of representing your own nation at the greatest show on earth.

Many multiple world junior champions and world champions have failed at the Olympics because they have were not able to handle the pressure that comes with it. But Koreans, in general, appear to be better than others having won 3 of the 4 Gold medals on offer in the last Olympics at London.

As the sport of Archery draws its latest headline event at Rio Olympics in a few hours, we count down the Top 10 Greatest Archers in Olympic History.

#10 Lee Sung Jin (South Korea)

Lee Sung Jin(extreme right) with the London Team Gold along with her teammates.

Lee Sung Jin is an archer from South Korea. She has won 3 Olympic medals for her country over 3 appearances at the Olympic games. She nearly did not become an archer as a junior though, as she was interested into track running during her school years.

Archery was just another sport to her then but soon enough common senses prevailed and exceptional performances year after year saw her become one of the greats of her sport. She also won a world championship in 2005 shortly after becoming the world number 1. She also won the Summer Universiade the same year.

Olympic Appearances: 3


Olympic Medals: 3

Medal Summary:




2004 Athens

Women’s Team Recurve


2012 London

Women’s Team Recurve


2004 Athens

Women’s Individual Recurve


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Published 04 Aug 2016, 23:06 IST
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