Richard McKinney (archer)

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Richard McKinney
Medal record
Men’s Archery
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Individual
Silver 1988 Seoul Team
World Championships
Gold 1975 Interlaken Team
Gold 1977 Canberra Individual
Gold 1977 Canberra Team
Gold 1979 Berlin Team
Gold 1981 Punta Ala Team
Gold 1983 Los Angeles Individual
Gold 1983 Los Angeles Team
Gold 1985 Seoul Individual
Silver 1975 Interlaken Individual
Silver 1979 Berlin Individual
Silver 1985 Seoul Team
Silver 1989 Lausanne Team
Bronze 1981 Punta Ala Individual
Bronze 1991 Krakow Team
Bronze 1995 Jakarta Team

Richard "Rick" McKinney (born October 12, 1953) is an archer from the United States, who competed in the Olympic Games four times, winning a pair of silver medals.

After finishing fourth in the individual event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, McKinney won the world title in 1977 and again in 1983. He finished second at the 1984 Summer Olympics to teammate and long-time rival Darrell Pace. In the 1988 Games, he was sixth in the individual event and added a silver medal in the team event along with Pace and Jay Barrs. He also competed in the 1992 Olympics.[1]

McKinney was a nine-time national champion, and represented the United States at 10 editions of the World Archery Championships between 1975 and 1995. He won the individual title three times and the team title five consecutive times, making him the most successful US archer and second most successful male archer of all time. His back-to-back titles in 1983 and 1985 was the last time any male archer won consecutive titles.[2][3]

McKinney has since focused on the development of carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum arrows.

In 2012, McKinney served as analyst for NBC's archery coverage at the Summer Olympics in London.[4]

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