1957 World Archery Championships

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1957 World Archery Championships
LocationCzechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Start date18 July 1957
End date21 July 1957

The 1957 World Archery Championships was the 18th edition of the World Archery Championships. The event was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia in July 1957 and was organised by World Archery Federation (FITA). All individual medals were won by archers from the United States. It also marked the first Championship where archers from one country won all events, a feat the United States went on to repeat in 1959, 1961 and 1963.[1][2]



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual O.K. Smathers
 United States
Joe Fries
 United States
Sylvester Chessman
 United States
Men's team  United States  Sweden  Finland
Women's individual Carole Meinhart
 United States
Ann Clark
 United States
Betty Schmidt
 United States
Women's team  United States  Czechoslovakia  Great Britain

Medal table[edit]

1 United States (USA)4228
2 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
4 Finland (FIN)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412


  1. ^ Ludivine. "Microsoft Word - WM57.doc" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19580405&id=3w4wAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gg8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7103,2178707

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