Taylor Worth | Australian Olympic Committee

Taylor's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Archery
Event: Individual, Men's Team, Mixed Team
Olympic History: London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
Highlights: Bronze in Men's Team at Rio 2016
Year Born: 1991
State Born: Western Australia

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 Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, won the National Championships, the US Open and also took out Australian Archer of the Year.

On his Olympic debut At London 2012 Taylor was Australia's only male archer and provided one of the upsets of the tournament when he knocked out world no.1 Brady Ellison (USA).

Another thriller followed when Taylor was agonisingly defeated in a 9-8 shootout to China's Xiaoxiang Dai. He just missed out on the quarter-finals and finished the Games 9th.

Competing in his second Olympics at Rio 2016 Taylor made history as part of Australia's first ever medal-winning archery team.

He won bronze with teammates Alec Potts and Ryan Tyack in the men's event at Rio's famous Sambodromo.

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

The Aussies held their nerve to defeat China and win the bronze medal.

Afterwards Taylor went in search of an individual medal. The then 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.

He needed a nine to take the match on his last arrow but shot an eight to send the match into a shoot-off where Ku scored a ten and Taylor bowed out with a nine.

On his third Olympic appearance, at Tokyo 2020, he took to the mixed team competition with  Alice Ingley where the pair finished 25th.

In the men's team event they came very close to a quarter-finals appearance, but a loss to Chinese Taipei prevented it in a shoot off by just one point, finishing 9th overall.

It was the same result in the individual competition for Taylor, he survived two elimination rounds and finished 9th following a loss in the round of 16.

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