Known as The Little Wonder, Lottie Dod gained fame as a remarkable tennis player and a five-time Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion. Registered as the most versatile sportswoman in the Guinness Book of Records, she was also skilled in a host of sports, such as skiing, golf, archery, and field hockey.
Three-time Olympian Deepika Kumari has dominated the Indian archery scene for quite some time now. Currently ranked no. 1 in the world, she has bagged several medals, including an Asian Championship gold. The daughter of a auto-rickshaw driver, she grew up practicing archery with bamboo bows and arrows.
Lars Andersen is a Danish painter and archer. He graduated from the School of Visual Art and received private training under popular painter and graphic designer Otto Frello. As an archer, he has posted many videos on YouTube, some of which have gone viral, receiving millions of views. His videos have also been criticized for their historical and scientific inaccuracies.
Part of Chinese folklore, Hou Yi, also known as Shen Yi, is the Chinese god of archery. Equipped with a tiger bone bow, he is said to have saved humanity by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. His wife, the moon goddess Chang’e, eventually took away the elixir of immortality from him.
The son of Theseus, Hippolytus was a Greek mythical figure, popularized by Euripides in his play Hippolytus. Girls in Troezen offered him a lock of their hair before getting married. His neglect of Aphrodite led her to cause his stepmother Phaedra to fall for him and eventually led him to his death.
Luis Gabriel Moreno is a Filipino archer best known for winning a gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, where he represented Mixed-NOCs. He also represented the Philippines at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, where he won a bronze medal. In 2021, Luis Gabriel Moreno was honored by the De La Salle Alumni Association with a sports achievement award.
Colombian archer Sara López competes in compound-archery. She holds several world-records including one for a 15-arrow round. She shot a perfect 150 at stage 3 of World Cup in 2013 becoming the first woman to do so and attained her highest world-ranking of 3 that year. Achievements of López include winning Archery World Cup six-times in compound women’s individual event.