The Greatest Archer at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Archer of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female archery athlete from all modern Olympic Games (including 2016) to rank their overall performance.olympic poster from LA

The best all-time performing Archer at the Olympic Games is Hubert Van Innis of Belgium, who won six gold medals between the years 1900 and 1920. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Archers

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Archery for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Archery at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Hubert Van Innis Belgium M 6 3 0 9 42
2 Kim Soo-Nyung South Korea F 4 1 1 6 27
=3 Park Sung-Hyun South Korea F 3 1 0 4 20
=3 Ki Bo-bae
South Korea F 3 1 0 4 20
=5 Matilda Howell USA F 3 0 0 3 18
=5 Yun Mi-jin South Korea F 3 0 0 3 18

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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