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Richard McKinney

Born: Oct 12, 1953

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Richard McKinney

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1953
Birth Place : United States of America

Richard "Rick" McKinney 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. 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. In 2012, McKinney served as analyst for NBC's archery coverage at the Summer Olympics in London.

Also known as

  • Richard Lee McKinney
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