Taylor Worth | Australian Olympic Committee

Taylor's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Archery
Event: Men's Recurve
Olympic History: London 2012, Rio 2016 (bronze)
Highlights: Winning bronze at the Rio Olympic Games
Year Born: 1991
State Born: WA

About Taylor

After picking up Archery as a 10-year-old at a school holiday program, Western Australian Taylor Worth became hooked on the sport.

Ten years later he won gold at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, won the National Championships and US Open and also took out Australian Archer of the Year before making his Olympic debut.

At London 2012 Worth was Australia's sole male Archery representative and provided one of the upsets of the tournament when he knocked out American World No.1 Brady Ellison.

Another thriller followed when Worth was agonisingly defeated in a shoot-out 9-8 to China’s Xiaoxiang Dai and just missed out on the quarterfinals, finishing the Games in ninth.

Competing at his second Olympic Games at Rio 2016, Worth made history as a part of Australia’s first-ever medal-winning Archery team.

He won bronze with teammates Alec Potts and Ryan Tyack at Rio’s famous Sambodromo.

They took on tournament favourites South Korea in the semi-finals and despite shooting superbly, Worth and his teammates went down to set up a shot at bronze against China.


And so my Olympic campaign comes to an end. What an amazing and also heart breaking four years it's been to get to this point but you know what, I wouldn't change a thing because it's shaped who I have become as a person and as an athlete. I would not be here if it wasn't for my girlfriend Emily, my family, my friends and my ever growing support network. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Although I was deviated for missing the target on the last end of the ranking round I still managed to claim an Australian Olympic record, I was also able to help my team to win Australia's first ever archery team Olympic medal and the very first for the Olympic Games and also to come agonisingly close to an individual final finishing officially in 5th place, the third highest result ever of an Aussie archer at the games, behind Simons gold and Tims bronze. There are no words to describe the level of support from home and around the world that flood in every moment. Thank you for your late nights and early morning. Now let's bet behind the rest of the team until the very end. Let's go Australia! #OneTeam @ausolympicteam

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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 shoot-off where Ku shot a 10 and Worth bowed out with a 9.

Worth will contest his third Olympics when he competes at Tokyo 2020, in 2021.

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