Alec Potts

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Alec Potts
Personal information
Full nameAlec Potts
Nickname(s)Pottsy, ‘’ #hots4potts’’,Nil
Born (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 23)
Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Australia
SportArchery
Event(s)Recurve
ClubAIM Archery
Coached bySimon Fairweather
Updated on 1 April 2018.

Alec Potts (born 19 February 1996) is an Australian competitive archer.[2] Potts made history at the 2016 Summer Olympics by bagging the country's first ever medal with a bronze in the men's team recurve.[3]

Potts was selected to compete for the Australian squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, shooting in both individual and team recurve tournaments.[4][5] First, he recorded 666 points, 37 perfect tens, and 13 bull's eyes to take the twentieth seed heading to the knockout draw from the classification round, along with his team's cumulative score of 2,005.[6] Sitting at fourth to move directly through the quarterfinals in the men's team recurve, Daniel and his compatriots Ryan Tyack and London 2012 Olympian Taylor Worth confidently beat the Frenchmen with a 5–3 for the semifinals, before they were soundly beaten by the tournament favorites South Korea in straight sets (0–6). Bouncing back from their semifinal loss, the Australian trio held off a late reaction from China in the bronze medal match (6–2) to secure the country's first ever Olympic podium finish in a team archery event.[7][8][9] In the men's individual recurve, Potts was unable to overcome local archer Bernardo Oliveira by the loud applause of the parochial crowd in the opening round, thereby eliminating him from the tournament 4–6.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alec Potts". rio.admin.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Alec Potts". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ Webb, Carolyn (7 August 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: Archer Alec Potts' family elated with bronze medal". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Archery Australia's men's team for Rio revealed". Sydney: World Archery. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Archery men targeting team podium". Australian Olympic Committee. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Aussie men on target in archery ranking round". Australian Olympic Committee. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Archery: Men's Team Bronze Medal Match". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  8. ^ Pentony, Luke (7 August 2016). "Rio 2016: Australia wins first Olympic medal of Games with bronze in men's archery". ABC News Australia. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Historic archery medal for Australia". Australian Olympic Committee. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Archery: Men's Individual Round of 32". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Potts narrowly fails to get through". Australian Olympic Committee. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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