Taylor Worth

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Taylor Worth
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23)
Busselton, Western Australia
Height 1.74 m[1]
Weight 60 kilograms (130 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Archery
Event(s) Men's recurve

Taylor Worth (8 January 1991, in Busselton, Western Australia)[1] is an Australian archer competing in recurve events. The Perth based competitor won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the men's team event. He also won a gold medal at the United States Open and at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in the under-18 men's team recurve event. He represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's Individual competition.

Personal[edit]

He was disappointed when the Australian Institute of Sport cut archery from their elite sport development programs.[2] Aside from archery, Taylor has stated that he enjoys a wide range of other outdoor activities such as paint ball and rock climbing. Gaming too plays a large role in Worth's relaxation and down time.

Taylor's close friend and mentor Jarrod has continued to be not only a source of positive influence for the young archer but also a great inspiration. Jarrod is seen as a true life coach in Taylor's eyes but the mentor waves it off, "I can only claim half of the credit. Our mutual friend Matt has had just as much influence on his life as I have. Really we just want to see the kid be happy and successful and we're glad our experiences can help him the way it has." These days the philanthropist Matt takes a more active role in guiding Worth with Jarrod working on his atomiser and remoleculariser projects. Life skills such as mechanics and introducing him to the outside world passed down from the philanthropist heavily affected his motivation towards training in the last few years. The trio bond and coordinate mostly through gaming mediums, working as a cohesive team whilst still propelling the competitive spirit.

Archery[edit]

Worth has won several gold medals, including the team men's under-18 recurve event at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey.[3][4] and the United States Open ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth games.[5][6]

Worth represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[2][7][8][9] He competed in the men's recurve archery team event where he took home a gold medal with a team score of 219, defeating Malaysia who were ranked third in the world at the time and had an event score of 212.[8] He also competed in the individual event on the final day of the competition.[2][10][11][12] At nineteen, he was the youngest Australian archer on the team.[13] At the Games, he was coached by Simon Fairweather.[13]

In September 2011, he was named to the Australian archery shadow Olympic team.[14] He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in September 2011.[14] He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in March 2012.[14] In January 2012, he represented Australia at the 2012 Oceania Olympic qualifying event in New Zealand.[15] At the 2012 National Target Archery Championships, he finished third as a member of AWA.[16] In March at the 2012 Olympic Games Nomination Shoot Results, he finished third with a score of 2611.[17] In May 2012, he participated in a training camp in Buderim.[18][19] He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in which he beat world number one Brady Ellison in the round of 16 before losing in the round of 8.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Taylor Worth – Archery – Olympic Athlete". 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Golden Aussies back archery's future – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Archery : Australian Institute of Sport : Australian Sports Commission". Ausport.gov.au. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Archery Australia". Archery.org.au. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "New, old archers bound for Delhi – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Kerr, Judith (9 September 2010). "Mathew on target for Games – Local News – Sport – Other – Bayside Bulletin / The Redland Times". Baysidebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games English archer Danielle targets CGames gold". Channel NewsAsia. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Australia wins archery gold". Melbourne, Victoria: The Age. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "How the Aussies fared on Oct 8". Melbourne, Victoria: The Age. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gray matter in Aussie archery – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Archers aim to end Games on a high". Melbourne, Victoria: The Age. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Aussie archers stun Malaysians for gold – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Elder statesman leads team to gold". Melbourne, Victoria: The Age. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Warhurst, Lucy (5 September 2011). "Archery Australia High Performance Program Update". Archery Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Archers bang on target". Melbourne, Victoria: The Age. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "2012 National Target Archery Championships". Tuggernong, Australian Capital Territory: Archery Australia. March 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Archery Australia". Archery.org.au. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Mark Bode (22 May 2012). "Confident Tyack set for Olympics | Shooting". Fraser Coast Chronicle. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "Tyack targets Olympic Games spot | Sunshine Coast Sport | Surfing, Rugby, Soccer, Football, Cricket in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.