Taylor Worth

Competing at his second Olympic Games in Rio, Taylor made history as a part of Australia’s first ever medal winning archery team. Worth won bronze with teammates Alec Potts and Taylor Worth at Rio’s famous Sambodromo having competed as Australia’s sole representative at the London 2012 Games.

The trio moved straight through to the Rio quarter-finals of the 12 team competition after finishing fourth in the ranking round with a score of 2005. After defeating France they took on tournament favourites South Korea in the semi-finals. Despite shooting superbly Worth and his teammates went down to set up a shot at bronze against China. The Aussies held their nerve to defeat the Chinese Team and win the bronze medal.

Worth then went in search of an individual medal. The 25-year-old secured three straight wins to move through to the quarter-finals where he took on eventual gold medallist Ku Bonchan of South Korea. Worth needed a 9 to take the match on his last arrow but shot an 8 to send the match into a shootoff where Ku shot a 10 and Worth bowed out with a 9.

The Rio results followed on from Worth’s Games debut four years earlier in London. Competing at the iconic Lords Cricket Ground at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Worth provided one of the upsets of the archery tournament when he knocked off Ellison again. Another thriller followed when Worth was agonisingly defeated in a shoot-off 9-8 to China’s Xiaoxiang Dai and just missed out on the quarter-finals.

Worth first burst onto the scene in 2010 when he won gold as a part of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Men
Ranking Round 674 14
1/16 Eliminations EL-NEMR, Ahmed (EGY) 82-71 Win
Quarterfinal KU, Bonchan (KOR) 137-139; T9-T10 Loss
1/8 Eliminations FERNANDEZ, Antonio (ESP) 136-135 Win
1/16 Eliminations MALAVE, Elias (VEN) 137-137 Win
Final Placing 5 / 64
Team - Men
Quarterfinal FRA 216-213 Win
Semifinal KOR 174-169 Loss
Bronze Final CHN 225-219 Win
Ranking Round 2005 4
Final Placing 3 / 12