Hardy Ward

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Hardy Ward
Medal record
Men’s Archery
Competitor for  United States
World Championships
Gold 1969 Valley Forge Individual
Gold 1969 Valley Forge Team
Gold 1967 Amersfoort Team
Bronze 1967 Amersfoort Individual

Hardy Ward (born c.1950 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States) is a former World Champion archer who represented the United States.

Ward won his first national title at the age of 16 in 1966, becoming the youngest man to do so. In 1967 he was first selected to represent the United States at the World Archery Championships in Amersfoort, Netherlands, where he placed 3rd and was part of the gold medal winning team.[1] He regained his national title in 1968 before going on to win the 1969 World Archery Championships, held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.[2][3][4][5]

Ward was not selected for to represent the United States at the 1972 Olympics, the first post-war Olympics to feature archery. He later developed a range of crossbows and has lived in China.[6]