Edith McGuire became one of the top sprinters of the 1960s, winning six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and an Olympic Gold medal in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. McGuire was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attendedEdith McGuire became one of the top sprinters of the 1960s, winning six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and an Olympic Gold medal in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. McGuire was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Archer High School in Atlanta and was coached by Marian…

Edith McGuire became one of the top sprinters of the 1960s, winning six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and an Olympic Gold medal in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. McGuire was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attendedEdith McGuire became one of the top sprinters of the 1960s, winning six Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championships and an Olympic Gold medal in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. McGuire was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Archer High School in Atlanta and was coached by Marian…

Khatuna Lorig - olympic archer who trained Jennifer Lawrence, cosplayed as Katniss during the games! Wicked cool.

Khatuna Lorig - olympic archer who trained Jennifer Lawrence, coplayed as Katniss during the games!

Olympic archers. London, 1908

These female archers are competing in the National Round Archery event of the 1908 London Olympics, just eight years after women were first permitted to enter the games at all. The event was won by Sybil (Queenie) Newall of Great Britain.

To prepare for the roles of Clint Barton (Hawkeye) Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers

To prepare for the roles of Clint Barton (Hawkeye) Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers

Olympic archer Crispin (or “Crispy?”) Duenas gets a fan letter from a young correspondent fascinated with target practice.

Olympic archer Crispin (or “Crispy?”) Duenas gets a fan letter from a young correspondent fascinated with target practice.

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #2 Darrell Pace

World Archery’s list of the best Olympic archery athletes in history from Paris 1900 to London

Brazil Looks to Its Indigenous Tribes for New Olympic Archers - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic

Brazil Looks to Its Indigenous Tribes for New Olympic Archers

To win Olympic medals, a country needs lots of talent, the resources to train that talent, and the desire to spend those resources, as my colleague Matt O'Brien

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #12 Sebastien Flute

World Archery’s list of the best Olympic archery athletes in history from Paris 1900 to London

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #6 Marco Galiazzo

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: Marco Galiazzo

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #3 Park Sung-Hyun

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: Park Sung-Hyun

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #11 Simon Fairweather

World Archery’s list of the best Olympic archery athletes in history from Paris 1900 to London

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #10 Hiroshi Yamamoto

World Archery’s list of the best Olympic archery athletes in history from Paris 1900 to London

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #14 Oh Jin Hyek

Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek of Korea - London 2012 Olympic Games

Best Olympic Archers of All-Time: #15 Zhang JuanJuan

World Archery’s list of the best Olympic archery athletes in history from Paris 1900 to London

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