Richard McKinney (archer)
|Full name||Richard Lee McKinney|
|Born||October 12, 1953 (age 63)
Decatur, Indiana, U.S.
McKinney was born in Decatur, Indiana. After finishing fourth in the individual event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, he 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.
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.
McKinney has since focused on the development of carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum arrows.
- "Rick McKinney Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
- Createspace – Archery with Rick McKinney
- Sports Illustrated 10 October 1983 – On Target For The Games
- "NBC ANNOUNCES TALENT ROSTER FOR LONDON OLYMPICS – 115 COMMENTATORS IN ALL" (Press release). NBC Sports Group Press Box. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
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